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

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English Synonyms and Antonyms

  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 Antonyms

  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 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"

    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 Contribution

  1. macavity

    the macavity cat is the hidden pawl in england

    the macavity cat is very active

    Submitted by anonymous on November 3, 2020  
  2. 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 Synonymes

  1. mysteriousadjective

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

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  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. 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.

  2. Noam Chomsky:

    There is no reason to accept the doctrines crafted to sustain power and privilege, or to believe that we are constrained by mysterious and unknown social laws. These are simply decisions made within institutions that are subject to human will and that must face the test of legitimacy. And if they do not meet the test, they can be replaced by other institutions that are more free and more just, as has happened often in the past.

  3. Viola Davis:

    I'd like to thank Paul Lee, Shonda Rhimes, Betsy Beers and Pete Nowalk for thinking that a sexualized, messy, mysterious woman could be a 49-year-old dark-skinned African-American woman who looks like me.

  4. 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.

  5. Eric Hoffer:

    Our credulity is greatest concerning the things we know least about. And since we know least about ourselves, we are ready to believe all that is said about us. Hence the mysterious power of both flattery and calumny.


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