enigmatic

[en-ig-mat-ik, ee-nig-]
adjective
resembling an enigma; perplexing; mysterious.
Also, enigmatical.


Origin:
1620–30; < Late Latin aenigmaticus < Greek ainigmatikós, equivalent to ainigmat- (stem of aínigma) enigma + -ikos -ic

enigmatically, adverb
nonenigmatic, adjective
nonenigmatical, adjective
nonenigmatically, adverb
unenigmatic, adjective
unenigmatical, adjective
unenigmatically, adverb


puzzling, baffling, cryptic. See ambiguous.
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enigma (ɪˈnɪɡmə)
 
n
a person, thing, or situation that is mysterious, puzzling, or ambiguous
 
[C16: from Latin aenigma, from Greek ainigma, from ainissesthai to speak in riddles, from ainos fable, story]
 
enigmatic
 
adj
 
enig'matical
 
adj
 
enig'matically
 
adv

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enigmatic
mid-17c., from L.L. aenigmaticus, from aenigmat-, stem of aenigma (see enigma). Enigmatical in the same sense is from 1570s. Related: Enigmatically.
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Example sentences
The reasons that we sleep are gradually becoming less enigmatic.
Astronomers are on the verge of explaining the enigmatic variety of galaxies.
Like the play, the film unfolds in a series of enigmatic scenes.
This book adds spirit and life to our understanding of this enigmatic and
  important man.
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