[ mis-tik ]
/ ˈmɪs tɪk /
involving or characterized by esoteric, otherworldly, or symbolic practices or content, as certain religious ceremonies and art; spiritually significant; ethereal.
of the nature of or pertaining to mysteries known only to the initiated: mystic rites.
of occult character, power, or significance: a mystic formula.
of obscure or mysterious character or significance.
of or relating to mystics or mysticism.
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.
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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
OTHER WORDS FROM mystic
mys·tic·i·ty [mi-stis-i-tee] /mɪˈstɪs ɪ ti/, nounmys·tic·ly, adverban·ti·mys·tic, adjective, nounnon·mys·tic, adjective, noun
sem·i·mys·tic, adjectiveun·mys·tic, adjective
Words nearby mystic
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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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