[noo-muh-nuhs, nyoo-]
of, pertaining to, or like a numen; spiritual or supernatural.
surpassing comprehension or understanding; mysterious: that element in artistic expression that remains numinous.
arousing one's elevated feelings of duty, honor, loyalty, etc.: a benevolent and numinous paternity.

1640–50; < Latin nūmin- (stem of nūmen) numen + -ous Unabridged
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numinous (ˈnjuːmɪnəs)
1.  denoting, being, or relating to a numen; divine
2.  arousing spiritual or religious emotions
3.  mysterious or awe-inspiring
[C17: from Latin numin-,numen + -ous]

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Word Origin & History

"divine, spiritual," 1647, from L. numen (gen. numinis) "divine will," properly "divine approval expressed by nodding the head," from nuere "to nod" (cf. Gk. neuein "to nod").
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Example sentences
If you have had a numinous experience, maybe you don't have to go find the being who provided it.
Teetering tantalizingly between the numinous and the decorative, they make you wonder what he'll do next.
The mystery behind her numinous persona has never ceased to captivate audiences.
It moves him out of desperation toward the numinous.
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