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mys·te·ri·ous

mysterious

 
 
pronunciation:
mih sti ri s
features:
Word Combinations (adjective)
part of speech: adjective
definition 1: full of, pertaining to, or characterized by mystery.
Police are investigating the mysterious disappearance of a prominent lawyer in town."I have a secret," she said, in a mysterious whisper.
synonyms:
arcane, cryptic, enigmatic, mystic, occult, puzzling
antonyms:
open
similar words:
baffling, eerie, inscrutable, mystical, shadowy, veiled
definition 2: unknown and unexplainable; elusive; puzzling.
Astronomers became interested in the mysterious flashes of light in the sky.
synonyms:
cryptic, elusive, enigmatic, inexplicable, inscrutable, puzzling
antonyms:
straightforward
similar words:
abstruse, ambiguous, arcane, baffling, eerie, incomprehensible, obscure, unfathomable, unknown
Word Combinations  About this feature
adverb + (adj.)mysterious deep, somewhat, utterly
(adj.)mysterious + adverb seemingly
(adj.)mysterious + noun absence, affinity, ailment, alien, allure, appearance, beast, beauty, being, benefactor, burst, circumstance, clue, crash, crate, creator, creature, death, depth, disappearance, disease, entity, envelope, errand, explosion, figure, gravity, illness, intruder, keyhole, killer, magic, malady, manner, object, origin, phenomenon, realm, scent, shadow, stranger, symptom, syndrome, universe, virus, working  [See all][See only the most frequent]
derivations: mysteriously (adv.), mysteriousness (n.)