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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.

ChatGPT

  1. mysterious

    "Mysterious" refers to something that is difficult or impossible to understand, explain, or identify. It often pertains to circumstances, situations, or objects that are characterized by secrecy, obscurity, or are enigmatic in nature, which can arouse curiosity or fascination.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Mysteriousadjective

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

Wikidata

  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. Fadila Hammachi:

    The island is so beautiful and mysterious. It's like Hawaii, i hope more people come but not too many. I like it for myself.

  2. Nada Maged:

    When I look out I see the same view but have a different feeling - the streets are more sad and mysterious, and there is no hope of getting out soon.

  3. Sharon Collinge:

    It's like a lot of pathogens, it's persistent and emerges at certain times and places for reasons that still remain somewhat mysterious, it would be hard to get rid of all those fleas in the environment and completely eradicate it.

  4. Mikel Delgado:

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

  5. Betty White:

    Gustav Lungfishgot sick from something mysterious and he nearly died. Well he did die in fact, then at the cemetery, Beatrice Lungfish, his wife, kept screaming, ‘He’s alive, he's alive, I can hear him from the grave.'.

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