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MYSTIC

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does mystic mean? 

MYSTIC (noun)
  The noun MYSTIC has 1 sense:

1. someone who believes in the existence of realities beyond human comprehension

  Familiarity information: MYSTIC used as a noun is very rare.


MYSTIC (adjective)
  The adjective MYSTIC has 3 senses:

1. having an import not apparent to the senses nor obvious to the intelligence; beyond ordinary understanding
2. relating to or resembling mysticism
3. relating to or characteristic of mysticism

  Familiarity information: MYSTIC used as an adjective is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


MYSTIC (noun)


Sense 1mystic [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Someone who believes in the existence of realities beyond human comprehension

Classified under:

Nouns denoting people

Synonyms:

mystic; religious mystic

Hypernyms ("mystic" is a kind of...):

believer; worshiper; worshipper (a person who has religious faith)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "mystic"):

quietist (a religious mystic who follows quietism)

Instance hyponyms:

Buddha; Gautama; Gautama Buddha; Gautama Siddhartha; Siddhartha (founder of Buddhism; worshipped as a god (c 563-483 BC))

Chuang-tzu (4th-century Chinese philosopher on whose teachings Lao-tse based Taoism)

Behmen; Boehm; Boehme; Bohme; Jakob Behmen; Jakob Boehm; Jakob Boehme; Jakob Bohme (German mystic and theosophist who founded modern theosophy; influenced George Fox (1575-1624))

Eckhart; Johannes Eckhart; Meister Eckhart (German Roman Catholic theologian and mystic (1260-1327))


MYSTIC (adjective)


Sense 1mystic [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Having an import not apparent to the senses nor obvious to the intelligence; beyond ordinary understanding

Synonyms:

mystic; orphic; occult; mysterious; mystical; secret

Context examples:

mysterious symbols / the mystical style of Blake / occult lore / the secret learning of the ancients

Similar:

esoteric (confined to and understandable by only an enlightened inner circle)


Sense 2mystic [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Relating to or resembling mysticism

Classified under:

Relational adjectives (pertainyms)

Synonyms:

mystic; mystical

Context examples:

mystical intuition / mystical theories about the securities market

Pertainym:

mysticism (obscure or irrational thought)


Sense 3mystic [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Relating to or characteristic of mysticism

Classified under:

Relational adjectives (pertainyms)

Synonyms:

mystical; mystic

Context example:

mystical religion

Pertainym:

mysticism (a religion based on mystical communion with an ultimate reality)


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