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mysterious

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adjective mys·te·ri·ous \mis-ˈtir-ē-əs\

Simple Definition of mysterious

  • : strange, unknown, or difficult to understand

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of mysterious

  1. 1 a :  of, relating to, or constituting mystery <the mysterious ways of God> b :  exciting wonder, curiosity, or surprise while baffling efforts to comprehend or identify :  mystifying <heard a mysterious noise> <a mysterious stranger>

  2. 2 :  stirred by or attracted to the inexplicable

mysteriously

adverb

mysteriousness

noun

Examples of mysterious in a sentence

  1. the mysterious ways of nature

  2. We heard a mysterious noise outside our tent.

  3. He died under mysterious circumstances.

  4. A mysterious illness has been spreading through the city.

  5. There's something mysterious about that old woman.

  6. Her behavior was very mysterious.



1599

First Known Use of mysterious

1599

Rhymes with mysterious



MYSTERIOUS Defined for Kids

mysterious

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adjective mys·te·ri·ous \mi-ˈstir-ē-əs\

Definition of mysterious for Students

  1. :  strange, unknown, or hard to understand or explain <a mysterious noise> <a mysterious stranger>

mysteriously

adverb <She mysteriously disappeared.>

mysteriousness

noun




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