Definition of "mystic" [mys•tic]

  • Of or relating to religious mysteries or occult rites and practices. (adjective)
  • Of or relating to mysticism or mystics. (adjective)
  • Inspiring a sense of mystery and wonder. (adjective)
  • Mysterious; strange. (adjective)
  • Enigmatic; obscure. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "mystic" in a sentence
  • "I use the word mystic not in the current sense of one who employs exotic implements like crystals, flutes, or shaman rattles in his meditations or who performs self-designed rites in hopes of persuading the spirit world to illumine his present and supply his needs."
  • "Thurston discusses what he calls mystic hunger strikers, as well as the disconcerting ability to see without eyes."
  • "I've never heard Jesus described before as a yogi i.e., someone who practices yoga, but I have heard him called a mystic which is similar but different."