mystical

2 definitions found

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Mystic \Mys"tic\, Mystical \Mys"tic*al\, adjective [L. mysticus, Gr. ? belonging to secret rites, from ? one initiated: cf. F. mystique. See 1st {Mystery}, {Misty}.]

1. Remote from or beyond human comprehension; baffling human understanding; unknowable; obscure; mysterious.

Heaven's numerous hierarchy span The mystic gulf from God to man. --Emerson.

God hath revealed a way mystical and supernatural. --Hooker.

2. Importing or implying mysticism; involving some secret meaning; allegorical; emblematical; as, a mystic dance; mystic Babylon.

Thus, then, did the spirit of unity and meekness inspire every joint and sinew of the mystical body. --Milton.

3. employing mysticism; as, mystical intuition; mystical explanations; -- contrasted to {logical}, {rational}, {analytical}. [WordNet 1.5] -- {Mys"tic*al*ly}, adverb -- {Mys"tic*al*ness}, noun

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

mystical

adjective

1: relating to or characteristic of mysticism; "mystical religion" [syn: {mystic}, {mystical}]

2: relating to or resembling mysticism; "mystical intuition"; "mystical theories about the securities market" [syn: {mystic}, {mystical}]

3: 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" [syn: {mysterious}, {mystic}, {mystical}, {occult}, {secret}, {orphic}]


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