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mystic

adjective mys·tic \ ˈmis-tik \
Updated on: 16 Apr 2018

Definition of mystic

1 : mystical 1a
2 : of or relating to mysteries or esoteric rites : occult
3 : of or relating to mysticism or mystics
4 a : mysterious
c : inducing a feeling of awe or wonder
d : having magical properties

Examples of mystic in a Sentence

  1. She had a mystic vision while praying.

  2. the notion that a cat has nine lives is based upon the belief that nine is a mystic number

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Origin and Etymology of mystic

Middle English mystyke "open to symbolic or spiritual interpretation," borrowed from Latin mysticus "of secret rites, secret," borrowed from Greek mystikós, from mýstēs person initiated (into a religious cult)" (probably from mys-, variant stem of mȳ́ein "to close, shut [the eyes]"—of uncertain origin— + -tēs, agent suffix) + ikos 1-ic

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mystic

noun

Definition of mystic

1 : a follower of a mystical way of life
2 : an advocate of a theory of mysticism

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Origin and Etymology of mystic

probably derivative of 1mystic

Mystic

geographical name Mys·tic \ ˈmis-tik \

Definition of Mystic

river in eastern Massachusetts flowing southeast into Boston Harbor

MYSTIC Defined for English Language Learners

mystic

Definition of mystic for English Language Learners

  • : a person who tries to gain religious or spiritual knowledge through prayer and deep thought : someone who practices mysticism


MYSTIC Defined for Kids

mystic

adjective mys·tic \ ˈmi-stik \

Definition of mystic for Students

1 : mystical
2 : relating to magic
  • Every beautiful morning the Magic was worked by the mystic circle under the plum tree …
  • —Frances Hodgson Burnett, The Secret Garden


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