Definitions for enigmaticˌɛn ɪgˈmæt ɪk; also ˌi nɪg-

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. enigmatic, enigmatical, puzzling(adj)

    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"

  2. enigmatic, oracular(adj)

    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"

Wiktionary

  1. enigmatic(Adjective)

    Pertaining to an enigma.

  2. enigmatic(Adjective)

    Mysterious.

  3. enigmatic(Adjective)

    Defying description.

  4. enigmatic(Adjective)

    (variant) Enigmatical.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Enigmatic(adj)

    alt. of Enigmatical

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Aldous Huxley:

    The charm of history and its enigmatic lesson consist in the fact that, from age to age, nothing changes and yet everything is completely different.

  2. Nicholas Pyenson:

    It's exciting to know more about the evolution of this enigmatic group, an entire description of a new fossil pygmy sperm whale — that's really valuable.

  3. Uri Berger:

    It's an enigmatic site. We have bits of information, but not the whole picture, scientists come and are amazed by the site and think up their own theories.

  4. Lois Greenfield:

    And out of this improvisation comes a moment that can't be part of a dance, it becomes more of a personal moment, a moment about expressive gestures. And they're often, I call them, enigmatic or ambiguous moments.

  5. Tom Harvey:

    There is only one fossil of this enigmatic animal after 30 years of collecting by our Chinese colleagues at Chengjiang, it is exceptionally rare, but it shows us just how strange and varied the shapes of early animals could be.

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