numinous


nu·mi·nous

adjective \ˈnü-mə-nəs, ˈnyü-\

: having a mysterious, holy, or spiritual quality

Full Definition of NUMINOUS

2
:  filled with a sense of the presence of divinity :  holy
3
:  appealing to the higher emotions or to the aesthetic sense :  spiritual
nu·mi·nous·ness \-nəs\ noun

Examples of NUMINOUS

  1. Her poetry is filled with a numinous beauty.
  2. <some have sensed a numinous energy in the landscape around Sedona, Arizona>

Origin of NUMINOUS

Latin numin-, numen numen
First Known Use: 1647

Other Occult Terms

augury, censor, invocation, lucidity, metempsychosis, mojo, preternatural, weird, wraith

Rhymes with NUMINOUS

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