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Mysteries, riddles and unknown things or people - thesaurus

Synonyms

mystery

noun

something that you are not able to understand, explain, or get information about

riddle

noun

someone or something that is mysterious or confusing

uncertainty

noun

something that you cannot be certain about or cannot depend on

mystery

noun

someone or something that is interesting or exciting because they are difficult to explain, understand, or get information about

puzzle

noun

someone or something that you cannot understand

enigma

noun

someone or something that is mysterious and difficult to understand

perplexity

noun

something that makes a subject or situation difficult to understand

secret

noun

something that cannot be explained or that is difficult to understand

thing

noun

an object that you are not familiar with or do not know much about

unknown quantity

noun

someone or something that you have no knowledge or experience of but that is likely to affect a situation that you are involved in

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a closed book

something or someone that is very difficult to understand

a closed book (to someone)

someone or something that you do not know or understand anything about

arcana

noun

things that are mysterious or difficult to understand

better the devil you know (than the devil you don’t)

used for saying that it is safer to deal with a bad but familiar person or thing than to risk dealing with someone or something that you do not know and that could be worse

blind spot

noun

a subject that you do not understand well, often because you do not want to know or admit the truth about it

crapshoot

noun

informal a situation in which you do not know what will happen

dark horse

noun

someone with a secret, especially a secret ability, skill, or achievement, that surprises you when you finally discover it

imponderable

noun

formal something that is impossible to judge or calculate exactly

labyrinth

noun

a system or process that has a lot of very complicated details

maze

noun

a set of closely connected but complicated rules, issues, ideas etc

mist

noun

something that makes it difficult for you to understand something

mysteries

noun

often humorous information about a subject or activity that only some people are allowed to know

obscurity

noun

formal something that it is difficult to understand

the outside world

noun

people and places that you do not know because you have no connection or communication with them

sphinx

noun

mainly literary someone who is mysterious or has many secrets

stranger

noun

someone who you do not know

the twilight zone

noun

a place that is mysterious, or a situation that cannot easily be explained

uncharted territory/waters

an activity or subject that people do not know anything about or have not experienced before

the unknown

noun

everything that you do not know or have not experienced

unknown

noun

something that you cannot imagine or prepare for because you know very little about it

unknown

noun

something that you do not know

unknown

noun

someone who is not famous

virgin territory

an activity or situation that you have never experienced or that you know nothing about

will o’ the wisp

noun

literary someone who you cannot depend on

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hygge

a lifestyle focussing on simple pleasures such as comfort and cosiness in the home, and spending time with friends and family

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sofar

a form of location that involves the underwater detonation of a bomb which causes sound waves that are picked up by ships

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