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[mis-ti-kuh l] /ˈmɪs tɪ kəl/

; of or relating to supernatural agencies, affairs, occurrences, etc.:
a strange, mystical experience.
of or relating to or :
mystical writings.
spiritually symbolic:
a mystical vision of the hereafter.
obscure in meaning; mysterious:
mystical circumstances.
relating to or characteristic of mysticism
(Christianity) having a divine or sacred significance that surpasses natural human apprehension
having occult or metaphysical significance, nature, or force
a less common word for mysterious

late 15c., “enigmatic, obscure, symbolic,” from mystic + -al (1). Related: Mystically. Meaning “having spiritual significance” is from 1520s.


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