Mys"tic (?), Mys"tic*al (?), a. [L. mysticus, Gr. belonging to secretrites, from one initiated: cf. F. mystique. See 1st Mystery, Misty.]


Remote from or beyond human comprehension; baffling human understanding; unknowable; obscure; mysterious.

Heaven's numerous hierarchy span The mystic gulf from God to man. Emerson.

God hath revealed a way mystical and supernatural. Hooker.


Importing or implying mysticism; involving some secret meaning; allegorical; emblematical; as, a mystic dance; mystic Babylon.

Thus, then, did the spirit of unity and meekness inspire every joint and sinew of the mystical body. Milton.

-- Mys"tic*al*ly, adv. -- Mys"tic*al*ness, n.


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