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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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.enigmatical - 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
References in classic literature ?
For me, I silently recalled the mysterious shadows I had seen creeping on board the Pequod during the dim Nantucket dawn, as well as the enigmatical hintings of the unaccountable Elijah.
Had you stepped on board the Pequod at a certain juncture of this post-mortemizing of the whale; and had you strolled forward nigh the windlass, pretty sure am I that you would have scanned with no small curiosity a very strange, enigmatical object, which you would have seen there, lying along lengthwise in the lee scuppers.
An unintentional cry of Joy escaped the Youth, he let his Zither fall, and with extended arms he called out the name of the enigmatical Being, who seemed to stoop lovingly to him and beckon to him in a friendly manner; indeed, if his ear did not deceive him, she called his name with unutterable sweet Whispers, proper to love.
Your language is enigmatical, sir: but though I am bewildered, I am certainly not afraid.
Linton shivered, and glanced at her, half supplicating, half ashamed; but his cousin's patience was not sufficient to endure this enigmatical behaviour.
When she did speak, her words were enigmatical, "Something is going out.
The letter N was no doubt the initial of the name of the enigmatical person who commanded at the bottom of the seas.
He was one of the most noticeable members of the Reform Club, though he seemed always to avoid attracting attention; an enigmatical personage, about whom little was known, except that he was a polished man of the world.
The person appearance of the enigmatical stranger suggested additional perplexities.
And before the normal fixity of her enigmatical eyes the smoke of the cigarette ascended ceremonially, straight up, in a slender spiral.
It was headed, "March, 1869," and beneath were the following enigmatical notices:
As I glanced up from reading this enigmatical message, I saw Holmes chuckling at the expression upon my face.