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cabalistic

[kab-uh-lis-tik] /ˌkæb əˈlɪs tɪk/
adjective
1.
of or relating to the cabala.
2.
mystic; occult.
3.
of or marked by cabalism.
Also, cabalistical.
Origin
1615-1625
1615-25; cabal + -istic
Related forms
cabalistically, adverb
semicabalistic, adjective
semicabalistical, adjective
semicabalistically, adverb
Synonyms
2. obscure, mysterious, arcane, dark.
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Examples from the web for cabalistic
  • 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.
Word Origin and History for cabalistic
adj.

1670s; see cabal + -istic.

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