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Synonyms for occult
əˈkʌlt, ˈɒk ʌltoc·cult

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English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. occult

    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

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. occult

    latent, hidden, unrevealed, mysterious, secret, dark, unknown

    developed, plain, patent clear, familiar, exposed, open

Princeton's WordNet

  1. supernatural, occultnoun

    supernatural forces and events and beings collectively

    "She doesn't believe in the supernatural"

    occult arts, supernatural

    exoteric, seeable, visible

  2. occult, occult artsadjective

    supernatural practices and techniques

    "he is a student of the occult"

    occult arts, supernatural

    seeable, visible, exoteric

  3. occultadjective

    hidden and difficult to see

    "an occult fracture"; "occult blood in the stool"

    mystical, mysterious, secret, mystic, orphic

    visible, seeable, exoteric

  4. mysterious, mystic, mystical, occult, secret, orphicverb

    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

    visible, seeable, exoteric

  5. eclipse, occultverb

    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"

    dominate, overshadow, eclipse

    exoteric, seeable, visible

  6. occultverb

    become concealed or hidden from view or have its light extinguished

    "The beam of light occults every so often"


    exoteric, visible, seeable

  7. occultverb

    hide from view

    "The lids were occulting her eyes"


    visible, exoteric, seeable

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. occultadjective

    hidden, secret, unrevealed, unknown, undiscovered, mysterious, mystic, mystical, recondite, cabalistic, latent, abstruse, veiled, shrouded, under a cover, under a cloud

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. occultadjective

    mystic, mystical, abstruse, recondite, secret, unrevealed

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "occult":

    hidden, covert

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How to use occult in a sentence?

  1. Josh Billings:

    Like other occult techniques of divination, the statistical method has a private jargon deliberately contrived to obscure its methods from non-practitioners.

  2. Lenny Bruce:

    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!

  3. Karl Marx:

    Capital is money, capital is commodities.. By virtue of it being value, it has acquired the occult ability to add value to itself. It brings forth living offspring, or at the least, lays golden eggs.

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