Definition of mysterious in English:


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  • 1Difficult or impossible to understand, explain, or identify.

    ‘his colleague had vanished in mysterious circumstances’
    • ‘a mysterious benefactor provided the money’
    puzzling, strange, peculiar, curious, funny, queer, odd, weird, bizarre, mystifying, inexplicable, baffling, perplexing, bewildering, confusing, uncanny, dark, impenetrable, incomprehensible, unexplainable, unfathomable, Delphic, sibylline, unaccountable, insoluble, obscure
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    1. 1.1(of a location) having an atmosphere of strangeness or secrecy.
      • ‘a dark, mysterious, windowless building’
    2. 1.2(of a person) deliberately enigmatic.
      • ‘she was mysterious about herself but said plenty about her husband’
      enigmatic, inscrutable, secretive, sphinxlike, cloak-and-dagger, reticent, non-committal, discreet, evasive, furtive, surreptitious, covert
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/məˈstirēəs/ /məˈstɪriəs/


Late 16th century from French mystérieux, from mystère ‘mystery’.