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
In the background, enigmatically, an audience of puppets bob their heads along
  with the music.
In quiet moments, the dancers will look one another in the eye and gesture
  urgently and enigmatically.
All that was lacking was a cloaked figure holding a crooked staff and gazing
  enigmatically off into the middle distance.
Yet, somewhat enigmatically, improvements in weed control technologies have not
  reduced the need for such management intensity.
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