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mysteriousadjective

uk   /mɪˈstɪə.ri.əs/  us   /-ˈstɪr.i-/
B2 strange, not ​known, or not ​understood: She's an ​actress whose ​innerlife has ​remained mysterious, ​despite the many ​interviews she has given. He ​died in mysterious circumstances, and there is still a ​possibility that it was ​murder.

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mysteriously
adverb uk   us   /-li/
C1 "Perhaps, and ​perhaps not," she said mysteriously. Mysteriously, the ​light came on, ​although no one was near the ​switch.
(Definition of mysterious from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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