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Definitions for mysterious
mɪˈstɪər i əsmys·te·ri·ous

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. cryptic, cryptical, deep, inscrutable, mysterious, mystifyingadjective

    of an obscure nature

    "the new insurance policy is written without cryptic or mysterious terms"; "a deep dark secret"; "the inscrutable workings of Providence"; "in its mysterious past it encompasses all the dim origins of life"- Rachel Carson; "rituals totally mystifying to visitors from other lands"

  2. mysterious, mystic, mystical, occult, secret, orphicadjective

    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"

Wiktionary

  1. mysteriousadjective

    Of unknown origin

  2. mysteriousadjective

    Having unknown qualities

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Mysteriousadjective

    Etymology: mysterieux, French, from mystery.

    God at last
    To Satan, first in sin, his doom apply’d,
    Though in mysterious terms. John Milton, Par. Lost. b. x.

    Then the true Son of knowledge first appear’d,
    And the old dark mysterious clouds were clear’d. John Denham.

    Those princes who were most distinguished for their mysterious skill in government, found, by the event, that they had ill consulted their own quiet, or the happiness of their people. Jonathan Swift, Thoughts on the State of Affairs.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Mysteriousadjective

    of or pertaining to mystery; containing a mystery; difficult or impossible to understand; obscure not revealed or explained; enigmatical; incomprehensible

Freebase

  1. Mysterious

    "Mysterious" is Jentina's third and final single from her eponynomus debut album, Jentina, and was released only in Italy. Plans were made for a UK release but were cancelled. A music video, directed by Ben Ib was made for this single with a futuristic theme. The video was mostly computerized with Jentina singing in many different locations and appearing in many different magazines.

British National Corpus

  1. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'mysterious' in Adjectives Frequency: #833

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of mysterious in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of mysterious in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of mysterious in a Sentence

  1. Magdalena Zernicka-Goetz:

    This period of human life is so mysterious, so to be able to see how it happens in a dish -- to have access to these individual stem cells, to understand why so many pregnancies fail and how we might be able to prevent that from happening -- is quite special, we looked at the dialogue that has to happen between the different types of stem cell at that time -- we've shown how it occurs and how it can go wrong.

  2. Mikel Delgado:

    I do think that, over time, we'll see that cats aren't that mysterious.

  3. Albert Einstein:

    The most beautiful experience we can have is the mysterious - the fundamental emotion which stands at the cradle of true art and true science.

  4. Gail:

    Some things arrive on their own mysterious hour, on their own terms and not yours, to be seized or relinquished forever.

  5. Jean Cocteau:

    All good music resembles something. Good music stirs by its mysterious resemblance to the objects and feelings which motivated it.

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