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Meaning of numinous

nu•mi•nous

Pronunciation: (n'mu-nus, ny'-), [key]
— adj.
  1. of, pertaining to, or like a numen; spiritual or supernatural.
  2. surpassing comprehension or understanding; mysterious: that element in artistic expression that remains numinous.
  3. arousing one's elevated feelings of duty, honor, loyalty, etc.: a benevolent and numinous paternity.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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