Mystical vs Divine - What's the difference?

mystical | divine |


As adjectives the difference between mystical and divine

is that mystical is relating to mystics or mysticism while divine is of or pertaining to a god.

As a noun divine is

one skilled in divinity; a theologian.

As a verb divine is

to foretell (something), especially by the use of divination.

mystical

English

Alternative forms

* mysticall (obsolete) * mystickal (obsolete)

Adjective

(en adjective)
  • Relating to mystics or mysticism.
  • Having a spiritual significance that transcends human understanding.
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  • Inspiring a sense of spiritual mystery, awe, and fascination.
  • divine

    English

    (wikipedia divine)

    Etymology 1

    From (etyl) divin, from (etyl) .

    Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • of or pertaining to a god
  • eternal, holy, or otherwise godlike.
  • of superhuman or surpassing excellence
  • beautiful, heavenly
  • (obsolete) foreboding; prescient
  • * Milton
  • Yet oft his heart, divine of something ill, / Misgave him.
  • Relating to divinity or theology.
  • * South
  • church history and other divine learning
    Synonyms
    * (of or pertaining to a god) deific, godlike, godly * (sense) hallowed, holy, sacred * (of superhuman or surpassing excellence) supreme, ultimate * (sense) beautiful, delightful, exquisite, heavenly, lovely, magnificent, marvellous/marvelous, splendid, wonderful
    Antonyms
    * (of or pertaining to a god) undivine, ungodly * (sense) godless, secular, ungodly * (of superhuman or surpassing excellence) humdrum, mediocre, ordinary * (sense) horrible, horrid, nasty, unpleasant
    Derived terms
    * all-divine * argument from divine hiddenness * Book of Divine Worship * * * countenance divine * * divine afflatus * * divine command theory * divine countenance * divine fallacy * divine grace * divine guidance * divine healing * divine inspiration * divine intervention * divine judgement, divine judgment * divine kings * divine kingship * divine lady * divine language * divine law * * Divine Liturgy * divinely * Divine Mercy Sunday * divine messenger * Divine Mind * Divine Mother * divine move * Divine Mystery * divineness * Divine Office, divine office * divine polity * The Divine Praises * divine proportion * Divine Providence * divine ratio * divine retribution * divine revelation * divine right * divine rule * divine section * divine service * divine simplicity * divine spark * divinesse * * divine will healing * * Feast of the Divine Mercy * * indivine * Mother Divine * Revelation of Saint John the Divine * semi-divine, semidivine * * subdivine * * undivine * undivinelike

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • One skilled in divinity; a theologian.
  • * Denham
  • Poets were the first divines .
  • A minister of the gospel; a priest; a clergyman.
  • * J. Woodbridge
  • The first divines of New England were surpassed by none in extensive erudition.
  • God or a god, particularly in its aspect as a transcendental concept
  • Synonyms
    * (sense) clergyman, cleric, man of the cloth, theologian * (a deity) deity, god, God, Allah (Muslim)
    Derived terms
    * archdivine * school-divine

    Etymology 2

    From (etyl) deviner, from (etyl) divino.

    Verb

    (divin)
  • to foretell (something), especially by the use of divination
  • * Bancroft
  • a sagacity which divined the evil designs
  • * Shakespeare
  • Darest thou divine his downfall?
  • to guess (something)
  • * 1874 ,
  • no secret can be told
    To any who divined it not before
  • * 1919 ,
  • If in the loneliness of his studio he wrestled desperately with the Angel of the Lord he never allowed a soul to divine his anguish.
  • * 2005 , .
  • I suppose that we truly are divining that what is is some third thing when we say that change and stability are.
  • to search for (underground objects or water) using a divining rod
  • To render divine; to deify.
  • * Spenser
  • Living on earth like angel new divined .
    Derived terms
    (derived terms) * divinable * divined * divinement * diviner * divineress * divining * divinise, divinize * divinister

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