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Synonyms for mysteriousmɪˈstɪər i əs

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. cryptic, cryptical, deep, inscrutable, mysterious, mystifying(adj)

    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"

    Synonyms:
    kabbalistic, mystifying, bass, cryptical, mystic, occult, secret, recondite, deep, qabalistic, orphic, inscrutable, abstruse, cryptic, rich, mysterious, cabalistic, mystical, thick, sibylline

    Antonyms:
    explicable, exoteric

  2. mysterious, mystic, mystical, occult, secret, orphic(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"

    Synonyms:
    hole-and-corner(a), occult, 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

    Antonyms:
    explicable, exoteric

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. mysterious

    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.

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    Synonyms:
    abstruse, cabalistic, dark, enigmatical, hidden, incomprehensible, inexplicable, inscrutable, mystic, mystical, obscure, occult, recondite, secret, transcendental, unfathomable, unfathomed, unknown

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. mysterious(a.)

    Synonyms:
    unknown, enigmatical, obscure, hidden, occult, inscrutable, recondite, MYSTIC

PPDB, the paraphrase database

List of paraphrases:

mystery, shadowy, obscure, vague, ambiguous, cryptic, secretive, enigmatic, arcane, intriguing


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