[ mis-tik ]
/ ˈmɪs tɪk /



a person who claims to attain, or believes in the possibility of attaining, insight into mysteries transcending ordinary human knowledge, as by direct communication with the divine or immediate intuition in a state of spiritual ecstasy.
a person initiated into religious mysteries.

Origin of mystic

1275–1325; Middle English mystik < Latin mysticus < Greek mystikós, equivalent to mýst(ēs) an initiate into the mysteries + -ikos -ic; akin to myeîn to initiate, teach

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Examples from the Web for mysticity

  • Nevertheless, the simple realism of the Roman ritual by no means meant, for him who could see, the absence of mysticity.

    Rome|Mildred Anna Rosalie Tuker
  • But mysticity saved him from plain paganism, and the art of the Gothic cathedral grew dear to him.

    A Mere Accident|George Moore

British Dictionary definitions for mysticity


/ (ˈmɪstɪk) /


a person who achieves mystical experience or an apprehension of divine mysteries


another word for mystical

Word Origin for mystic

C14: via Latin from Greek mustikos, from mustēs mystery initiate; related to muein to initiate into sacred rites
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