mysterious

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle French mystérieux.

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Adjective[edit]

mysterious (comparative more mysterious, superlative most mysterious)

  1. Of unknown origin.
    He received a mysterious phone call this morning.
  2. Having unknown qualities.
    Our boss is a mysterious man who hardly ever meets with us.
  3. Difficult to understand.
    Why he left without saying goodbye is quite mysterious.
  4. Deliberately evasive or enigmatic.
    Stop being mysterious and just tell me what you want.

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