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enigmatic adj
1 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" [syn: enigmatical, puzzling]
2 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" [syn: oracular]

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English

Adjective

  1. Pertaining to an enigma.
  2. Mysterious.
  3. Defying description.
  4. (variant) Enigmatical.

Translations

pertaining to an enigma
  • Basque: enigmatiko
  • Catalan: enigmàtic
  • Finnish: arvoituksellinen
  • French: énigmatique
  • Greek: αινιγματικός
  • Italian: enigmatico
  • Latin: aenigmaticus
  • Lithuanian: mįslingas
  • Portuguese: enigmático
  • Romanian: enigmatic
  • Spanish: enigmático
mysterious
  • Basque: enigmatiko
  • Catalan: enigmàtic
  • Finnish: mystinen
  • French: énigmatique
  • Greek: αινιγματικός
  • Italian: enigmatico
  • Latin: aenigmaticus
  • Lithuanian: mįslingas
  • Portuguese: enigmático
  • Romanian: enigmatic
  • Spanish: enigmático

Romanian

Etymology

énigmatique

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Extensive Definition

An enigma is a puzzle, something mysterious or inexplicable, or a riddle or difficult problem.
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