Definitions for mysticˈmɪs tɪk
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
characterized by esoteric, otherworldly, or symbolic practices or content, as certain religious ceremonies and art.
involving mysteries known only to the initiated.
of occult character or significance.
involving mystics or mysticism.
(n.)a person who claims insight into mysteries transcending ordinary human knowledge, as by direct communication with the divine or immediate intuition in a state of spiritual ecstasy.
a person initiated into religious mysteries.
Origin of mystic:
1275–1325; ME mystik < L mysticus < Gk mystikós, der. of mýst(ēs) an initiate into the mysteries
mystic, religious mystic(adj)
someone who believes in the existence of realities beyond human comprehension
mysterious, mystic, mystical, occult, secret, orphic(adj)
having an import not apparent to the senses nor obvious to the intelligence; beyond ordinary understanding
"mysterious symbols"; "the mystical style of Blake"; "occult lore"; "the secret learning of the ancients"
relating to or resembling mysticism
"mystical intuition"; "mystical theories about the securities market"
relating to or characteristic of mysticism
Someone who practices mysticism.
Of, or relating to mystics, mysticism or occult mysteries; mystical.
Mysterious and strange; arcane, obscure or enigmatic.
Origin: From mistique, from mysticus, from μυστικός, from μύστης.
alt. of Mystical
one given to mysticism; one who holds mystical views, interpretations, etc.; especially, in ecclesiastical history, one who professed mysticism. See Mysticism
The Roycroft Dictionary
1. One who guzzles his God. 2. A person who is puzzled before the obvious, but who understands the non-existent. 3. To stand over the vasty deep to summon monsters and slip in. 4. Sap that has lost its way. 5. A gymnast who turns flip-flops between the Here and the Not-Here. (Plato was the first mystic. It was he who announced the discovery of the Non-Existent. Hegel was the last mystic, for it was he who proved the Non-Existent was and was not, might have been and never could be, has was, is now, and never shall be.)