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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

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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. Mikel Delgado:

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

  2. Michael Talbot:

    The most beautiful thing to experience is the mysterious. It is the true source of life, art and science.

  3. 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.

  4. Eduardo Bonilla-Silva:

    The new racism, like God, works in mysterious ways and is quite effective in maintaining white privilege, for example, instead of saying as they used to say during the Jim Crow era that they do not want us as neighbors, they say things nowadays such as 'I am concerned about crime, property values and schools.'.

  5. Victor Hugo:

    Separated lovers cheat absence by a thousand fancies which have their own reality. They are prevented from seeing one another and they cannot write nevertheless they find countless mysterious ways of corresponding, by sending each other the song of birds, the scent of flowers, the laughter of children, the light of the sun, the sighing of the wind, and the gleam of the stars-all the beauties of creation.

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