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Definition 1: someone who believes in the existence of realities beyond human comprehension - [noun denoting person]

Synonyms for mystic in the sense of this definition

(mystic is a kind of ...) a person who has religious faith

(... is a kind of mystic ) a religious mystic who follows quietism

(... is an instance of mystic) founder of Buddhism (c 563-483 BC)

(... is an instance of mystic) 4th-century Chinese philosopher on whose teachings Lao-tse based Taoism

(... is an instance of mystic) German mystic and theosophist who founded modern theosophy; influenced George Fox (1575-1624)

(... is an instance of mystic) German Roman Catholic theologian and mystic (1260-1327)

Definition 2: relating to or characteristic of mysticism - [adjective denoting pert]

Samples where mystic or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • mystical religion

Synonyms for mystic in the sense of this definition

Definition 3: relating to or resembling mysticism - [adjective denoting pert]

Samples where mystic or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • mystical intuition
  • mystical theories about the securities market

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Definition 4: having an import not apparent to the senses nor obvious to the intelligence; beyond ordinary understanding - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where mystic or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • mysterious symbols
  • the mystical style of Blake
  • occult lore
  • the secret learning of the ancients

Synonyms for mystic in the sense of this definition

(mystic is similar to ...) confined to and understandable by only an enlightened inner circle

"a compilation of esoteric philosophical theories"

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