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

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English Synonyms and Antonyms4.3 / 3 votes

  1. mysterious

    That is mysterious in the true sense which is beyond human comprehension, as the decrees of God or the origin of life. That is mystic or mystical which has associated with it some hidden or recondite meaning, especially of a religious kind; as, the mystic Babylon of the Apocalypse. That is dark which we can not personally see through, especially if sadly perplexing; as, a dark providence. That is secret which is intentionally hidden. Compare DARK.

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    Synonyms:
    abstruse, cabalistic, dark, enigmatical, hidden, incomprehensible, inexplicable, inscrutable, mystic, mystical, obscure, occult, recondite, secret, transcendental, unfathomable, unfathomed, unknown

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms0.0 / 0 votes

  1. mysterious

    Synonyms:
    dim, obscure, unrevealed, unexplained, unaccountable, reserved, veiled, hidden, secret, incomprehensible, mystic, inexplicable

    Antonyms:
    clear, plain, obvious, explained, understood, easy, explainable, simple, frank, communicative

Princeton's WordNet0.0 / 0 votes

  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"

    Synonyms:
    kabbalistic, mystifying, bass, cryptical, mystic, occult, secret, recondite, deep, qabalistic, orphic, inscrutable, abstruse, cryptic, rich, cabalistic, mystical, thick, sibylline

    Antonyms:
    explicable, exoteric

  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"

    Synonyms:
    hole-and-corner(a), occult, underground, unavowed, surreptitious, cryptical, mystic, hidden, hush-hush, hugger-mugger, secret, deep, privy, clandestine, secluded, cloak-and-dagger, orphic, inscrutable, private, confidential, cryptic, undercover, mystifying, mystical

    Antonyms:
    explicable, exoteric

Editors Contribution0.0 / 0 votes

  1. puzzlingadjective

    difficult of impossible to understand.

    the crime was a mystery

    Submitted by rinat on May 31, 2023  
  2. macavity

    the macavity cat is the hidden pawl in england

    the macavity cat is very active

    Submitted by anonymous on November 3, 2020  
  3. orophusadjective

    one can not know and it come to existence, it had to be of sense, real . mystery when you can not perfectly explain but with believe it always come to existence.

    reading understanding and recalling, jesus as a healer and as a teacher

    Submitted by anonymous on December 5, 2021  

Dictionary of English Synonymes0.0 / 0 votes

  1. mysteriousadjective

    Synonyms:
    unknown, enigmatical, obscure, hidden, occult, inscrutable, recondite, MYSTIC

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words0.0 / 0 votes

  1. mysteriousadjective

    Synonyms:
    inscrutable, cryptic, obscure, unexplainable, enigmatical, unfathomed, unfathomable, abstruse, mystic, inexplicable, recondite, cabalistic, occult, unexplained

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How to use mysterious in a sentence?

  1. Rainn Wilson:

    Terry Carnation is the kind of character that introduces these kind of specific, mysterious, supernatural stories, and I had been wanting to do this character and work on this character for a while.

  2. Gavin Naylor:

    The river sharks are particularly mysterious, they are archetypal, typical looking sharks like a great reef or bull shark. They sort of look like that but they have tiny little eyes and big broad fins.

  3. The Institute:

    There is hardly any book that is more overladen with such a multitude of myths, that awakens such disgust and anxiety, that ignites curiosity and stirs speculation, while simultaneously exuding an aura of the mysterious and forbidden.

  4. Henry Miller:

    The moment one gives close attention to any thing, even a blade of grass it becomes a mysterious, awesome, indescribably magnificent world in itself.

  5. American Austin Tice:

    It’s mysterious and very inconclusive, we've had a lot of people look at it and no one has been able to say definitively who the people are and where they're from.


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