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en·ig·mat·ic

 (ĕn′ĭg-măt′ĭk) or en·ig·mat·i·cal (-ĭ-kəl)
adj.
Of or resembling an enigma; puzzling: a professor's enigmatic grading system. See Synonyms at mysterious.

[Greek ainigmatikos, from ainigma, ainigmat-, riddle; see enigma.]

en′ig·mat′i·cal·ly adv.

en•ig•mat•ic

(ˌɛn ɪgˈmæt ɪk; also ˌi nɪg-)

also en`ig•mat′i•cal,



adj.
resembling an enigma; perplexing; mysterious.
[1620–30; < Late Latin < Greek]
en`ig•mat′i•cal•ly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.enigmatic - not clear to the understanding; "I didn't grasp the meaning of that enigmatic comment until much later"; "prophetic texts so enigmatic that their meaning has been disputed for centuries"
uncomprehensible, incomprehensible - difficult to understand; "the most incomprehensible thing about the universe is that it is comprehensible"- A. Einstein
2.enigmatic - resembling an oracle in obscurity of thought; "the oracular sayings of Victorian poets"; "so enigmatic that priests might have to clarify it"; "an enigmatic smile"
ambiguous - having more than one possible meaning; "ambiguous words"; "frustrated by ambiguous instructions, the parents were unable to assemble the toy"

enigmatic

enigmatical

enigmatic

adjective
Difficult to explain or understand:
Translations
لُغْزي، غامِض، مُبْهَم
enigmàtic
gådefuldmystisk
arvoituksellinenmystinen
enigmatičantajanstvenzagonetan
dularfullur
aenigmaticus
mįslingas
enigmatic
gizemli esrarlı

enigmatic

[ˌenɪgˈmætɪk] ADJenigmático

enigmatic

[ˌɛnɪgˈmætɪk] adj [smile] → énigmatique; [person, figure] → énigmatique

enigmatic

adjrätselhaft

enigmatic

[ˌɛnɪgˈmætɪk] adjenigmatico/a

enigma

(iˈnigmə) noun
anything difficult to understand; a mystery.
enigmatic (enigˈmӕtik) adjective
puzzling; mysterious. an enigmatic smile.
ˌenigˈmatically adverb
References in classic literature ?
Bewildered though I was by my Teacher's enigmatic utterance, I no longer chafed against it, but worshipped him in silent adoration.
She listened with that enigmatic, still, under the eyelids glance, and a friendly turn of the head.
It will pay me," said Ezza, with a very enigmatic smile.
Our lady readers will pardon us if we pause for a moment to seek what could have been the thought concealed beneath those enigmatic words of the archdeacon: "This will kill that.
Sometimes she said things that were enigmatic, and he was puzzled.
His face was curiously unmoved, but his lips were parted in an enigmatic smile.
This enigmatic utterance completed Daylight's perplexity.
He began by taking charge of certain delicate missions which can be given neither to a man who respects himself nor to a man who does not respect himself, but are confided to grave and enigmatic individuals who can be acknowledged or disavowed at will.
They did and they didn't," was his enigmatic reply.
I wish I had crops to go and look at-- I should be grateful even for one, and would look at it from morning till night, and quite stare it out of countenance, sooner than stay at home and have the truth told me by enigmatic aunts.
It was horrible enough at times," she said with feeling, because somehow, obscurely, what this man said appealed to her as if it were her own thought clothed in an enigmatic emotion.
I watched her as she sat at the head of the table, graceful, composed, enigmatic.