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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Mysterious  \Mys*te"ri*ous\,  a.  [F.  myst[`e]rieux.  See  1st 
  {Mystery}.] 
  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. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  mysterious 
  adj  1:  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"  [syn:  {cryptic},  {cryptical}, 
  {deep},  {inscrutable},  {mystifying}] 
  2:  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"  [syn: 
  {mystic},  {mystical},  {occult},  {secret}] 




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