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1. WordNet® 3.0 (2006)
    adj 1: 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" [syn: cryptic,
           cryptical, deep, inscrutable, mysterious,
    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: mysterious,
       mystic, mystical, occult, secret, orphic]

2. The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48
Mysterious \Mys*te"ri*ous\, a. [F. myst[`e]rieux. See 1st
   Of or pertaining to mystery; containing a mystery; difficult
   or impossible to understand; inexplicable; obscure; not
   revealed or explained; enigmatical; incomprehensible.
   [1913 Webster]

         God at last
         To Satan, first in sin, his doom applied,
         Thought in mysterious terms.             --Milton.
   [1913 Webster]

   Syn: Obscure; secret; occult; dark; mystic; cabalistic;
        enigmatical; unintelligible; inexplicable;
        [1913 Webster]

Thesaurus Results for mysterious:

1. Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0
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