enigmatical

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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