- Having a strong religious or spiritual quality; indicating or suggesting the presence of a divinity: the strange, numinous beauty of this ancient landmarkMore example sentences
- It's a different spiritual awareness than the numinous qualities of James MacMillan or the orthodox, religion-poaching Tavener.
- More than that, though, it is a mysterious, numinous presence that inhabits it, both attractive and frightening, grand and gentle, like the spirit of the sea itself, and the peoples that live by and with it.
- Brunnehilde, when she informs Siegmund of his imminent death, is another such darkling, numinous presence.
mid 17th century: from Latin numen, numin- 'divine power' + -ous.