What is another word for

mystery

mystery as in something that baffles understanding and cannot be explained
  • "how it got out is a mystery"
  • "it remains one of nature's secrets"

Synonyms

  • enigmasomething that baffles understanding and cannot be explained; a difficult problem
  • secretsomething that should remain hidden from others (especially information that is not to be passed on); information known only to a special group; something that baffles understanding and cannot be explained; not open or public; conducted with or marked by hidden aims or methods; not openly made known; communicated covertly; not expressed; designed to elude detection; hidden from general view or use; (of information) given in confidence or in secret; indulging only covertly; having an import not apparent to the senses nor obvious to the intelligence; the next to highest level of official classification for documents
  • closed booksomething that baffles understanding and cannot be explained
mystery as in a story about a crime (usually murder) presented as a novel or play or movie

    Synonyms

    • mystery storya story about a crime (usually murder) presented as a novel or play or movie
    • whodunita story about a crime (usually murder) presented as a novel or play or movie