Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun occult

2 senses of occult

Sense 1
supernatural, occult -- (supernatural forces and events and beings collectively; "She doesn't believe in the supernatural")
       => causal agent, cause, causal agency -- (any entity that produces an effect or is responsible for events or results)

Sense 2
occult, occult arts -- (supernatural practices and techniques; "he is a student of the occult")
       => practice, pattern -- (a customary way of operation or behavior; "it is their practice to give annual raises"; "they changed their dietary pattern")

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb occult

3 senses of occult

Sense 1
eclipse, occult -- (cause an eclipse of (a celestial body) by intervention; "The Sun eclipses the moon today"; "Planets and stars often are occulted by other celestial bodies")
       => overshadow -- (cast a shadow upon; "The tall tree overshadowed the house")

Sense 2
occult -- (become concealed or hidden from view or have its light extinguished; "The beam of light occults every so often")
       => change -- (undergo a change; become different in essence; losing one's or its original nature; "She changed completely as she grew older"; "The weather changed last night")

Sense 3
occult -- (hide from view; "The lids were occulting her eyes")
       => conceal, hold back, hold in -- (hold back; keep from being perceived by others; "She conceals her anger well")

Antonyms of adj occult

2 senses of occult

Sense 1
occult -- (hidden and difficult to see; "an occult fracture"; "occult blood in the stool")

INDIRECT (VIA invisible) -> visible, seeable -- (capable of being seen; or open to easy view; "a visible object"; "visible stars"; "mountains visible in the distance"; "a visible change of expression"; "visible files")

Sense 2
mysterious, mystic, mystical, occult, secret, orphic -- (having an import not apparent to the senses nor obvious to the intelligence; beyond ordinary understanding; "mysterious symbols"; "the mystical style of Blake"; "occult lore"; "the secret learning of the ancients")

INDIRECT (VIA esoteric) -> exoteric -- (suitable for the general public; "writings of an exoteric nature")

Similarity of adj occult

2 senses of occult

Sense 1
occult -- (hidden and difficult to see; "an occult fracture"; "occult blood in the stool")
       => invisible (vs. visible), unseeable -- (impossible or nearly impossible to see; imperceptible by the eye; "the invisible man"; "invisible rays"; "an invisible hinge"; "invisible mending")

Sense 2
mysterious, mystic, mystical, occult, secret, orphic -- (having an import not apparent to the senses nor obvious to the intelligence; beyond ordinary understanding; "mysterious symbols"; "the mystical style of Blake"; "occult lore"; "the secret learning of the ancients")
       => esoteric (vs. exoteric) -- (confined to and understandable by only an enlightened inner circle; "a compilation of esoteric philosophical theories")

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