Definition of cabbalistic in English:

cabbalistic

Line breaks: cab¦bal|is¦tic
Pronunciation: /kabəˈlɪstɪk
 
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adjective

Relating to or associated with mystical interpretation or esoteric doctrine. See also Kabbalah.
More example sentences
  • In fact, the cabbalistic and/or hermetic connections made between the tarot and its sources were little more than a series of free associations, usually based on personal surmise.
  • Oh, sure, I strip naked and daub myself with cabbalistic symbols and dance around in the woods with treacle in my hair every second Wednesday, but I'm only doing it to reprogramme my mind.
  • The room is an almost excessively rich joy to the eye, as well as being a sort of one-man cabbalistic text.

Origin

earlly 17th century: variant of Kabbalistic: see Kabbalah.

Derivatives

cabbalism

noun
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  • Unfortunately, the pervasive and propelling mysticism and cabbalism in this story of love, death and possession from beyond the grave aren't in themselves enough to make a theatrical experience.
  • Throughout the ages, numerology has always sub-consciously intrigued and influenced people with its mystical fusion, cabbalism, precipitation and excitement.
  • As certificates of their qualifications, most of the candidates have enclosed specimens of their skill in alchemy and cabbalism.

cabbalist

noun
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  • The subtle energies, known to the cabbalists and alchemists as telluric forces, flow out from her and rise upwards towards the floor of the cathedral.
  • I've spent a lot of time in the last few months dwelling in the sphere of Luna (Yesod for the cabbalists).
  • If lottery grants are thrown open to local voting, any well-organised minority group - fetishist, cabbalist or nakedly populist - can sway the outcome by massing members at key meetings.

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