mysterious mysterious  /mɪs ˈtɪ ri əs/

Definition(s):

  1. (adj) of an obscure nature
  2. (adj) having an import not apparent to the senses nor obvious to the intelligence; beyond ordinary understanding

Usage(s):

  1. Mitt Romney's challenge will be to explain a faith that remains mysterious to many.
  2. Practically any Western has a homesteader in trouble, and a mysterious rider shows up off the range, solves the problem over two or three days, and then rides off into the sunset.
  3. Forget genre and sexual orientation: this is a masterpiece about two people who live in the same house but different worlds, and their mysterious debts to each other.

News

  1. Book Review: Mysterious Albion by Paul Leone

    Book Review: Mysterious Albion by Paul Leone Seattle Post-Intelligencer Copyright 2013 Seattle Post-Intelligencer. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Published 10:00 pm, Friday, June 7, 2013 Catholic urban fantasy, with the vampires shown as evil monsters and not sexy creatures - quite refreshing!
    on June 14, 2013     Source: seattlepi.com

  2. Mysterious brown foam prompts testing at Lake Mead after dozens of carp found dead

    LAS VEGAS — Authorities are investigating mysterious brown foam that showed up on the surface of Lake Mead over the weekend. Dozens of carp were also found dead in the area.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune

  3. Mysterious Brown Foam Prompts Testing at Lake Mead

    Mysterious brown foam prompts testing at Lake Mead after dozens of carp found dead        
    on June 12, 2013     Source: ABC News

Quotes

  1. "He has that fatal combination for women of being handsome and mysterious. When I first met him he caught my attention as a very intelligent person, very cultured and very austere," she said.
    on Jun 15, 2010 By: Michelle Bachelet Source: The Canadian Press

  2. On "Bionic Woman," based on the 1970s show, Washington will play "a mysterious person who is brought into the enigmatic scientific organization" responsible for creating bionic Jamie Sommers (Michelle Ryan), according to NBC.
    on Jul 17, 2007 By: Michelle Ryan Source: CNN International

  3. "Conventional medicine failed to cure me from my mysterious virus. And then, by chance, I met a young man from Ireland called Michael O'Doherty who works on the body's energy," Flatley told the Irish Independent.
    on Dec 30, 2008 By: Michael Flatley Source: Irish Independent

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