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EtymologyEdit

From Middle French mystérieux.

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mysterious (comparative more mysterious, superlative most mysterious)

  1. Of unknown origin.
    Synonym: untraceable
    He received a mysterious phone call this morning.
  2. Having unknown qualities.
    Synonyms: esoteric, uncertain, undefined; see also Thesaurus:mysterious
    Hyponyms: anonymous, faceless, unexplored, unnamed, long-mysterious
    Our boss is a mysterious man who hardly ever meets with us.
  3. Difficult to understand.
    Synonyms: see Thesaurus:incomprehensible
    Why he left without saying goodbye is quite mysterious.
  4. Deliberately evasive or enigmatic.
    Synonyms: see Thesaurus:covert
    Stop being mysterious and just tell me what you want.

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