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English definition of “mysterious”

mysterious

adjective     /mɪˈstɪə.ri.əs/ US  /-ˈstɪr.i-/
B2 strange , not known , or not understood : She's an actress whose inner life 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 .Confusion, confusing and feeling confused mysteriously     /-li/ adverb C1 " Perhaps , and perhaps not," she said mysteriously. Mysteriously, the light came on, although no one was near the switch .Confusion, confusing and feeling confused
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