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mystical

[mis-ti-kuh l] /ˈmɪs tɪ kəl/
adjective
1.
mystic; occult.
2.
of or pertaining to mystics or mysticism:
mystical writings.
3.
spiritually symbolic.
4.
Rare. obscure in meaning; mysterious.
Origin
1425-1475
1425-75; late Middle English. See mystic, -al1
Related forms
mystically, adverb
mysticality, mysticalness, noun
antimystical, adjective
antimystically, adverb
antimysticalness, noun
hypermystical, adjective
hypermystically, adverb
hypermysticalness, noun
nonmystical, adjective
nonmystically, adverb
nonmysticalness, noun
semimystical, adjective
semimystically, adverb
semimysticalness, noun
unmystical, adjective
unmystically, adverb
unmysticalness, noun
Synonyms
1. See mysterious.
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Examples for mystical
  • To call this a book of mystical poetry is perhaps to give the general reader a false impression of it.
  • Too often leaders treat technology with mystical aversion.
  • The spectacular marginalia is filled with the winds and mystical figures.
  • There is something mystical about composing on the spot.
  • And a lot of people live lives based on mystical ideas.
  • He may be as cerebral, but he is also less mystical.
  • The mist coming off the ocean waves in the distance created a mystical feel to the landscape.
  • It is that wondering that makes this photograph mystical.
  • But each of these three possibilities has at its root the mystical doctrine of universal computation.
  • Russians ascribe to melons an almost mystical power to purify the body after the summer's overindulgences.
British Dictionary definitions for mystical

mystical

/ˈmɪstɪkəl/
adjective
1.
relating to or characteristic of mysticism
2.
(Christianity) having a divine or sacred significance that surpasses natural human apprehension
3.
having occult or metaphysical significance, nature, or force
4.
a less common word for mysterious
Derived Forms
mystically, adverb
mysticalness, noun
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Word Origin and History for mystical
mystical
late 15c., from mystic + -al. Related: Mystically.
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