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Pronunciation:  mi'steereeus

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  1. [adj]  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"
  2. [adj]  of an obscure nature; "the new insurance policy is written without cryptic or mysterious terms"; "a deep dark secret"; "the inscrutible 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"

MYSTERIOUS is a 10 letter word that starts with M.


 Synonyms: cryptic, cryptical, deep, esoteric, incomprehensible, inexplicable, inscrutable, mystic, mystical, mystifying, occult, orphic, secret



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Mys*te"ri*ous\, a. [F. myst[`e]rieux. See 1st
Of or pertaining to mystery; containing a mystery; difficult
or impossible to understand; obscure not revealed or
explained; enigmatical; incomprehensible.

      God at last To Satan, first in sin, his doom applied,
      Thought in mysterious terms.             --Milton.

Syn: Obscure; secret; occult; dark; mystic; cabalistic;
     enigmatical; unintelligible; incomprehensible.

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