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Definition of "mysticism" []

  • Immediate consciousness of the transcendent or ultimate reality or God. (noun)
  • The experience of such communion as described by mystics. (noun)
  • A belief in the existence of realities beyond perceptual or intellectual apprehension that are central to being and directly accessible by subjective experience. (noun)
  • Vague, groundless speculation. (noun)
  • Belief in or experience of a reality surpassing normal human understanding or experience, esp a reality perceived as essential to the nature of life (noun)

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.

  • A system of contemplative prayer and spirituality aimed at achieving direct intuitive experience of the divine (noun)
  • Obscure or confused belief or thought (noun)

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Use "mysticism" in a sentence
  • "It's the use of what I call mysticism in his rhetoric: he's the candidate of "change"."
  • "This mysticism is the inner thing which gives the spark of imagination."
  • "When anyone shrouds things in mysticism and lies it is not hard to know what kind of person they are overall."