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mys·tic

 (mĭs′tĭk)
adj.
1.
a. Of or relating to mysticism or mystics: mystic doctrines.
b. Deeply or mysteriously spiritual; mystical: mystic experiences.
c. Of or relating to religious mysteries or occult rites and practices.
2. Inspiring a sense of mystery or wonder: a painting of a mystic landscape.
n.
One who practices or believes in mysticism or a given form of mysticism: Protestant mystics.

[Middle English mystik, from Latin mysticus, from Greek mustikos, from mustēs, initiate; see mystery1.]

mystic

(ˈmɪstɪk)
n
(Alternative Belief Systems) a person who achieves mystical experience or an apprehension of divine mysteries
adj
another word for mystical
[C14: via Latin from Greek mustikos, from mustēs mystery initiate; related to muein to initiate into sacred rites]

mys•tic

(ˈmɪs tɪk)

adj.
1. characterized by esoteric, otherworldly, or symbolic practices or content, as certain religious ceremonies and art.
2. involving mysteries known only to the initiated.
3. of occult character or significance.
4. involving mystics or mysticism.
n.
5. a person who claims insight into mysteries transcending ordinary human knowledge, as by direct communication with the divine or immediate intuition in a state of spiritual ecstasy.
6. a person initiated into religious mysteries.
[1275–1325; Middle English mystik < Latin mysticus < Greek mystikós, derivative of mýst(ēs) an initiate into the mysteries]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.mystic - someone who believes in the existence of realities beyond human comprehensionmystic - someone who believes in the existence of realities beyond human comprehension
worshipper, believer, worshiper - a person who has religious faith
quietist - a religious mystic who follows quietism
Adj.1.mystic - having an import not apparent to the senses nor obvious to the intelligence; beyond ordinary understanding; "mysterious symbols"; "the mystical style of Blake"; "occult lore"; "the secret learning of the ancients"
esoteric - confined to and understandable by only an enlightened inner circle; "a compilation of esoteric philosophical theories"
2.mystic - relating to or resembling mysticism; "mystical intuition"; "mystical theories about the securities market"
3.mystic - relating to or characteristic of mysticism; "mystical religion"

mystic

mystical

mystic

adjective
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Translations

mystic

[ˈmɪstɪk]
A. ADJmístico
B. Nmístico/a m/f

mystic

[ˈmɪstɪk]
nmystique m/f
adj (= mystical) → mystique

mystic

adjmystisch; writing, words, beauty alsogeheimnisvoll
nMystiker(in) m(f)

mystic

[ˈmɪstɪk] adj & nmistico/a
References in classic literature ?
The moon was coming up, and its mystic shimmer was casting a million lights across the distant, restless water.
In the solitude of night, with the hum of the great city rising below her-- at times even in theatres or crowded assemblies of men and women-- she forgot herself, and again stood in the weird brilliancy of that moonlight night in mute worship at the foot of that slowly-rising mystic altar of piled terraces, hanging forests, and lifted plateaus that climbed forever to the lonely skies.
Holgrave had read very little, and that little in passing through the thoroughfare of life, where the mystic language of his books was necessarily mixed up with the babble of the multitude, so that both one and the other were apt to lose any sense that might have been properly their own.
Certainly there was some deep meaning in it most worthy of interpretation, and which, as it were, streamed forth from the mystic symbol, subtly communicating itself to my sensibilities, but evading the analysis of my mind.
So utterly lost was he to all sense of reverence for the many marvels of their majestic bulk and mystic ways; and so dead to anything like an apprehension of any possible danger from encountering them; that in his poor opinion, the wondrous whale was but a species of magnified mouse, or at least water-rat, requiring only a little circumvention and some small application of time and trouble in order to kill and boil.
Like those mystic rocks, too, the mystic-marked whale remains undecipherable.
Huge pomegranate trees, with their glossy leaves and flame-colored flowers, dark-leaved Arabian jessamines, with their silvery stars, geraniums, luxuriant roses bending beneath their heavy abundance of flowers, golden jessamines, lemon-scented verbenum, all united their bloom and fragrance, while here and there a mystic old aloe, with its strange, massive leaves, sat looking like some old enchanter, sitting in weird grandeur among the more perishable bloom and fragrance around it.
School- days were ended, and the mystic function known to the initiated as "graduation" was about to be celebrated; it was even now heralded by the sun dawning in the eastern sky.
Here then I was in the third storey, fastened into one of its mystic cells; night around me; a pale and bloody spectacle under my eyes and hands; a murderess hardly separated from me by a single door: yes--that was appalling--the rest I could bear; but I shuddered at the thought of Grace Poole bursting out upon me.
Every beautiful morning the Magic was worked by the mystic circle under the plum-tree which provided a canopy of thickening green leaves after its brief blossom-time was ended.
Out of the high heaven is she summoned, from mystic communion with her own perfection, from majestic labours in the Sistine Chapel of the Stars,--yea, she must put aside her gold-leaf and purples and leave unfinished the very panels of the throne of God,--that Circe shall have her palace, and her worshippers their gilded sty.
Moon, that now meetst the orient Sun, now fli'st With the fixt Starrs, fixt in thir Orb that flies, And yee five other wandring Fires that move In mystic Dance not without Song, resound His praise, who out of Darkness call'd up Light.