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mystical

adjective mys·ti·cal \ˈmis-ti-kəl\

: having a spiritual meaning that is difficult to see or understand

: of or relating to mystics or mysticism : resulting from prayer or deep thought

Full Definition of MYSTICAL

1
a :  having a spiritual meaning or reality that is neither apparent to the senses nor obvious to the intelligence <the mystical food of the sacrament>
b :  involving or having the nature of an individual's direct subjective communion with God or ultimate reality <the mystical experience of the Inner Light>
3
a :  mystic 2
b :  mystic 3
mys·ti·cal·ly \-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

Examples of MYSTICAL

  1. He has a mystical [mystic union with God.
  2. She says that the symbol has mystical powers.
  3. the deep, almost mystical quality of her poetry
  4. a mystical journey in search of God
  5. mystical knowledge of the spirit world

First Known Use of MYSTICAL

15th century

Other Occult Terms

augury, censor, invocation, lucidity, metempsychosis, mojo, numinous, preternatural, weird, wraith
MYSTICALLY Defined for Kids

mystical

adjective mys·ti·cal \ˈmi-sti-kəl\

Definition of MYSTICAL for Kids

:  having a spiritual meaning that is difficult to see or understand <a mystical symbol>

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