Definition of mysterious
1a : 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> <a mysterious plane crash> <a mysterious illness>
2 : stirred by or attracted to the inexplicable < … to help a mysterious wizard … ward off the end of the world with blood sacrifices. — Robert Houston>
Examples of mysterious in a sentence
the mysterious ways of nature
We heard a mysterious noise outside our tent.
He died under mysterious circumstances.
A mysterious illness has been spreading through the city.
There's something mysterious about that old woman.
Her behavior was very mysterious.
First Known Use of mysterious
MYSTERIOUS Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of mysterious for English Language Learners
: strange, unknown, or difficult to understand
MYSTERIOUS Defined for Kids
Definition of mysterious for Students
: strange, unknown, or hard to understand or explain <a mysterious noise> <a mysterious stranger>
mysteriouslyadverb <She mysteriously disappeared.>
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