Origin of mysteriousfrom Classical Latin mysterium (see mystery) + -ous
An example of something mysterious is an old man who lives in a house and never comes outside.
- Of, relating to, or being a religious mystery: mysterious and infinite truths.
- Arousing wonder or curiosity, especially by being difficult to explain or understand: the mysterious disappearance of the relevant files.
Origin of mysteriousFrench mystérieux from mystère secret from Latin mystērium ; see mystery 1.
(comparative more mysterious, superlative most mysterious)
- Of unknown origin
- Having unknown qualities