supernatural forces and events and beings collectively
"She doesn't believe in the supernatural"
occult, occult arts(adj)
supernatural practices and techniques
"he is a student of the occult"
hidden and difficult to see
"an occult fracture"; "occult blood in the stool"
mysterious, mystic, mystical, occult, secret, orphic(verb)
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"
hole-and-corner(a), underground, unavowed, surreptitious, cryptical, mysterious, mystic, hidden, hush-hush, hugger-mugger, secret, deep, privy, clandestine, secluded, cloak-and-dagger, orphic, inscrutable, private, confidential, cryptic, undercover, mystifying, mystical
cause an eclipse of (a celestial body) by intervention
"The Sun eclipses the moon today"; "Planets and stars often are occulted by other celestial bodies"
become concealed or hidden from view or have its light extinguished
"The beam of light occults every so often"
hide from view
"The lids were occulting her eyes"
English Synonyms and Antonyms
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.
See synonyms for CLEAR.
abstruse, cabalistic, dark, enigmatical, hidden, incomprehensible, inexplicable, inscrutable, mysterious, mystic, mystical, obscure, recondite, secret, transcendental, unfathomable, unfathomed, unknown
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How to use occult in a sentence?
Like other occult techniques of divination, the statistical method has a private jargon deliberately contrived to obscure its methods from non-practitioners.
The thing with Catholicism, the same as all religions, is that it teaches what should be, which seems rather incorrect. This is what should be. Now, if you're taught to live up to a what should be that never existed -- only an occult superstition, no proof of this should be -- then you can sit on a jury and indict easily, you can cast the first stone, you can burn Adolf Eichmann, like that!
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- ocult, ocultar, ocultisme, amagat, amagarCatalan, Valencian
- yr OcwltWelsh
- okkult, esoterisk, okkultismeDanish
- Okkult, OkkultismusGerman
- oculto, ocultismoSpanish
- مخفي, پنهان, رازآميز, نهانPersian
- salattu, piilevä, esoteerinen, yliluonnollinen, pimentää, salainenFinnish
- occulte, occultisme, occulterFrench
- ծածուկ, խորհրդավոր, թաքուն, գաղտնիArmenian
- okultacar, okultaIdo
- nascosto, latente, occulto, occultismo, esoterico, recondito, occultare, celatoItalian
- オカルト, 超自然現象Japanese
- verduisteren, occult, latent, occulte, verborgen, occultisme, bedekkenDutch
- okkultere, okkult, skjultNorwegian
- oculto, ocultismoPortuguese
- оккультизм, скрывать, заслонять, оккультный, тайный, скрытыйRussian
- окултизам, okultizamSerbo-Croatian
- ගුප්තශාස්ත්රSinhala, Sinhalese
- ockult, ockultismSwedish
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