cabalistic

[kab-uh-lis-tik]
adjective
1.
of or pertaining to the cabala.
2.
mystic; occult.
3.
of or marked by cabalism.
Also, cabalistical.


Origin:
1615–25; cabal + -istic

cabalistically, adverb
semicabalistic, adjective
semicabalistical, adjective
semicabalistically, adverb


2. obscure, mysterious, arcane, dark.
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cabala (kəˈbɑːlə)
 
n
a variant spelling of kabbalah
 
cabalism
 
n
 
'cabalist
 
n
 
caba'listic
 
adj

kabbalah, kabbala, kabala, cabbala, cabala or qabalah (kəˈbɑːlə)
 
n
1.  an ancient Jewish mystical tradition based on an esoteric interpretation of the Old Testament
2.  any secret or occult doctrine or science
 
[C16: from Medieval Latin, from Hebrew qabbālāh tradition, what is received, from qābal to receive]
 
kabbala, kabbala, kabala, cabbala, cabala or qabalah
 
n
 
[C16: from Medieval Latin, from Hebrew qabbālāh tradition, what is received, from qābal to receive]
 
kabala, kabbala, kabala, cabbala, cabala or qabalah
 
n
 
[C16: from Medieval Latin, from Hebrew qabbālāh tradition, what is received, from qābal to receive]
 
cabbala, kabbala, kabala, cabbala, cabala or qabalah
 
n
 
[C16: from Medieval Latin, from Hebrew qabbālāh tradition, what is received, from qābal to receive]
 
cabala, kabbala, kabala, cabbala, cabala or qabalah
 
n
 
[C16: from Medieval Latin, from Hebrew qabbālāh tradition, what is received, from qābal to receive]
 
qabalah, kabbala, kabala, cabbala, cabala or qabalah
 
n
 
[C16: from Medieval Latin, from Hebrew qabbālāh tradition, what is received, from qābal to receive]
 
kabbalism, kabbala, kabala, cabbala, cabala or qabalah
 
n
 
kabalism, kabbala, kabala, cabbala, cabala or qabalah
 
n
 
cabbalism, kabbala, kabala, cabbala, cabala or qabalah
 
n
 
cabalism, kabbala, kabala, cabbala, cabala or qabalah
 
n
 
qabalism, kabbala, kabala, cabbala, cabala or qabalah
 
n
 
'kabbalist, kabbala, kabala, cabbala, cabala or qabalah
 
n
 
'kabalist, kabbala, kabala, cabbala, cabala or qabalah
 
n
 
'cabbalist, kabbala, kabala, cabbala, cabala or qabalah
 
n
 
'cabalist, kabbala, kabala, cabbala, cabala or qabalah
 
n
 
'qabalist, kabbala, kabala, cabbala, cabala or qabalah
 
n
 
kabba'listic, kabbala, kabala, cabbala, cabala or qabalah
 
adj
 
kaba'listic, kabbala, kabala, cabbala, cabala or qabalah
 
adj
 
cabba'listic, kabbala, kabala, cabbala, cabala or qabalah
 
adj
 
caba'listic, kabbala, kabala, cabbala, cabala or qabalah
 
adj
 
qaba'listic, kabbala, kabala, cabbala, cabala or qabalah
 
adj

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Example sentences
It was the start of a renewed fascination with math, especially its more cabalistic aspects.
Out of cabalistic to-morrows: come cryptic babies calling life: a strong and a lovely thing.
There is talk of a boycott, and cabalistic inscriptions upon the beer kegs, and awful warnings to the drink ers of beer.
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