- A person who seeks by contemplation and self-surrender to obtain unity with or absorption into the Deity or the absolute, or who believes in the spiritual apprehension of truths that are beyond the intellect: the poetry of the 16th-century Spanish mystic, St John of the CrossMore example sentences
- Like the monastics and mystics at their best, Bondi has a gift for seeing God everywhere.
- Freeman, like numerous mystics and contemplatives before him, shows us that our main problem is ourselves.
- Through the ages Christian mystics have also pursued joy through ascetic, rather than ecstatic, disciplines.
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- another term for mystical.More example sentences
spiritual, religious, transcendental, transcendent, paranormal, other-worldly, supernatural, preternatural, non-rational, occult, metaphysical, ineffablecryptic, concealed, hidden, abstruse, arcane, esoteric, recondite, inscrutable, inexplicable, unfathomable, mysterious, secret, enigmatic, occult, cabbalistic, obscure, unrevealed
- It was at once the most sacrilegious and yet mystic moment many of them had ever experienced.
- Their religious rituals shroud themselves in mystic diversity.
- Do we need to invoke some sort of mystic intuition?
Middle English (in the sense 'mystical meaning'): from Old French mystique, or via Latin from Greek mustikos, from mustēs 'initiated person' from muein 'close the eyes or lips', also 'initiate'. The current sense of the noun dates from the late 17th century.