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numinous

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adjective nu·mi·nous \ˈnü-mə-nəs, ˈnyü-\

Simple Definition of numinous

  • : having a mysterious, holy, or spiritual quality

Full Definition of numinous

  1. 1 :  supernatural, mysterious

  2. 2 :  filled with a sense of the presence of divinity :  holy

  3. 3 :  appealing to the higher emotions or to the aesthetic sense :  spiritual

nu·mi·nous·ness play \-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

Rhymes with numinous



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