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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.
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Adv.1.enigmatically - in a cryptic manner; "we will meet again," he said cryptically
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Translations
بصورةٍ غامِضَه
gådefuldtmystiskt
torræîur, dularfullur
esrarlı bir şekilde

enigmatically

[ˌenɪgˈmætɪkəlɪ] ADVenigmáticamente
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enigmatically

[ˌɛnɪgˈmætɪkəli] adv [say] → de façon énigmatique; [smile] → d'un air énigmatique
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enigmatically

advrätselhaft; he replied somewhat enigmaticallyer gab eine etwas rätselhafte Antwort; he describes himself, enigmatically, as an old maner beschreibt sich rätselhafterweise als einen alten Mann
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enigmatically

[ˌɛnɪgˈmætɪklɪ] advenigmaticamente
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enigma

(iˈnigmə) noun
anything difficult to understand; a mystery.
enigmatic (enigˈmӕtik) adjective
puzzling; mysterious. an enigmatic smile.
ˌenigˈmatically adverb
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References in classic literature ?
The SHIPPING GAZETTE does not even call her "lost with all hands." She remains simply "missing"; she has disappeared enigmatically into a mystery of fate as big as the world, where your imagination of a brother-sailor, of a fellow-servant and lover of ships, may range unchecked.
"It's on account of its being a likeness--an engraved image," muttered Hollis, enigmatically, turning to the box.
Razumov had been admitted twice to that suite of several small dark rooms on the top floor: dusty window-panes, litter of all sorts of sweepings all over the place, half-full glasses of tea forgotten on every table, the two Laspara daughters prowling about enigmatically silent, sleepy-eyed, corsetless, and generally, in their want of shape and the disorder of their rumpled attire, resembling old dolls; the great but obscure Julius, his feet twisted round his three-legged stool, always ready to receive the visitors, the pen instantly dropped, the body screwed round with a striking display of the lofty brow and of the great austere beard.
"We shall see whether I understand or no!" said Gania, enigmatically. "But I shouldn't like her to know all about father, all the same.
"Happiness," she remarked at length enigmatically, rather as if she were sampling the word, and then she paused.
"We'll see what we will see," he said enigmatically.
"Maybe you think that's all I brought you down town for," he replied enigmatically. "Well, it ain't."
To this he answered enigmatically, "The Bride maidens rejoice the eyes that wait the coming of the bride.
His talk alluded somewhat enigmatically and often without visible connection to Mr.
"The two often go together," said Poirot enigmatically.
"You'll do, I think, though it remains to be seen," he said enigmatically. "It will show the stuff that's in you, besides, and it will be a better claim upon the INTELLIGENCER people than all the lines from all the senators and magnates in the world.
"A virtuous woman is a crown to her husband," answered the other enigmatically, and went to read his papers.