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mys·te·ri·ous

 (mĭ-stîr′ē-əs)
adj.
1. Of, relating to, or being a religious mystery: mysterious and infinite truths.
2. Arousing wonder or curiosity, especially by being difficult to explain or understand: the mysterious disappearance of the relevant files.

[French mystérieux, from mystère, secret, from Latin mystērium; see mystery1.]

mys·te′ri·ous·ly adv.
mys·te′ri·ous·ness n.
Synonyms: mysterious, esoteric, arcane, occult, cryptic, enigmatic
These adjectives mean beyond human power to explain or understand. Something mysterious arouses wonder and inquisitiveness: "The sea lies all about us.... In its mysterious past it encompasses all the dim origins of life" (Rachel Carson).
What is esoteric is mysterious because only a select group knows and understands it: a compilation of esoteric philosophical essays. Arcane applies to what is hidden from general knowledge: arcane economic theories. Occult suggests knowledge reputedly gained only by secret, magical, or supernatural means: an occult rite. Cryptic suggests a sometimes deliberately puzzling terseness: His roommate left cryptic messages alluding to his whereabouts. Something enigmatic is mysterious and puzzling: The biography struggles to make sense of the artist's enigmatic life.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adv.1.mysteriously - in a cryptic manner; "we will meet again," he said cryptically
Translations
بِصورةٍ غامِضَه
tajemně
gådefuldtmystiskt
á dularfullan/leyndardómsfullan hátt
skrivnostno
esrarengiz bir biçimde

mysteriously

[mɪsˈtɪərɪəslɪ] ADV [say, smile, behave] → misteriosamente, de forma misteriosa; [disappear, appear, arrive] → misteriosamente

mysteriously

[mɪˈstɪəriəsli] adv
[disappear] → mystérieusement
(= enigmatically) [say, smile] → mystérieusement

mysteriously

adv vague, unwilling, pleasedsonderbar; (= puzzlingly) vanish, change, dieauf rätselhafte or geheimnisvolle or mysteriöse Weise; disappointed, missingunerklärlicherweise; (= secretively)geheimnisvoll

mysteriously

[mɪsˈtɪərɪəslɪ] advmisteriosamente

mystery

(ˈmistəri) plural ˈmysteries noun
1. something that cannot be, or has not been, explained. the mystery of how the universe was formed; the mystery of his disappearance; How she passed her exam is a mystery to me.
2. the quality of being impossible to explain, understand etc. Her death was surrounded by mystery.
myˈsterious (-ˈstiəriəs) adjective
difficult to understand or explain, or full of mystery. mysterious happenings; He's being very mysterious (= refuses to explain fully) about what his work is
myˈsteriously adverb
References in classic literature ?
As mysteriously, as frightfully, and as cordially as that midnight clock- bell speaketh it to me, which hath experienced more than one man:
A young girl is sacrificed; she disappears mysteriously from the eyes of those who sacrificed her; She is transported to another country, where the custom is to offer up all strangers to the goddess.
It is the calm that brings ships mysteriously together; it is your wind that is the great separator.
During the last few weeks, since he had lost his money, he had contracted the habit of opening his door and looking out from time to time, as if he thought that his money might be somehow coming back to him, or that some trace, some news of it, might be mysteriously on the road, and be caught by the listening ear or the straining eye.
Krajiek encouraged them in the belief that in Black Hawk they would somehow be mysteriously separated from their money.
Murea, the sister isle, comes into view in rocky splendour, rising from the desert sea mysteriously, like the unsubstantial fabric of a magic wand.
On reaching a large oak tree that had not yet shed its leaves, he stopped and beckoned mysteriously to them with his hand.
She looked at him mysteriously, as though he were a ghost of some lost one who had strayed in from a graveyard, but she said nothing.
An instant before the room had been mysteriously filled with armed men, evidently called to protect their jeddak; yet now, with the evidence of her deed plain before them, they had vanished as mysteriously as they had come, leaving her alone with the body of their ruler, into whose side she had slipped her long, keen blade.
The moon was moving mysteriously along behind the giant pines crowning the South Mountain, striking a cold sparkle from the crusted snow, and bringing out against the black west the ghostly outlines of the Coast Range, beyond which lay the invisible Pacific.
Wild he was; a very sight of sights to see; yet I began to feel myself mysteriously drawn towards him.
It appears to me," said Laurence, giving the rein to his fancy, "that the fate of this ancient chair was, somehow or other, mysteriously connected with the fortunes of old Massachusetts.