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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

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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  1. Alex
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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. Jon Scieszka:

    I always tried to really motivate kids by getting them excited about stuff – and even being a little mysterious about it, just saying, "I don't know. We got this stuff. We have to figure it out. It's up to you guys," and then lay something on them. And I always found that really piqued their interest better than lecturing them.

  2. Karen Allen:

    I think I say I was 16. I don’t know. That’s always what I imagined is she was 16, he was 26. And he was her father’s student. And it’s left very mysterious.

  3. Dean Koontz:

    Life's mysterious, strange, and full of wonders- and only a fool withdraws from it willingly and lets it pass him by.

  4. Mikel Delgado:

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

  5. Guemmy Kim:

    We knew that users find privacy and security really mysterious so we wanted to make it very approachable.

Images & Illustrations of mysterious

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