Someone or something that is enigmatic is mysterious and difficult to understand.

Haley studied her, an enigmatic smile on his face...

She starred in one of Welles's most enigmatic films.

Derived words:
enigmatically ADV-GRADED ADV after v, ADV -ed/adj

`Corbiere didn't deserve this,' she said enigmatically.

English dictionary. 2008.


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  • enigmatic — ENIGMÁTIC, Ă, enigmatici, ce, adj. Care constituie sau ascunde o enigmă; greu de înţeles; tainic, misterios. – Din fr. énigmatique, lat. aenigmaticus. Trimis de bogdang, 13.09.2007. Sursa: DEX 98  ENIGMÁTIC adj. 1. v. ascuns. 2. v. misterios. 3 …   Dicționar Român

  • Enigmatic — E nig*mat ic (?; 277), Enigmatical E nig*mat ic*al, a. [Cf. F. [ e]nigmatique.] Relating to or resembling an enigma; not easily explained or accounted for; darkly expressed; not clear to the understanding; obscure; puzzling; as, an enigmatical… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • enigmatic — I adjective ambiguous, baffling, bewildering, bothering, confounding, confusing, conjectural, cryptic, disconcerting, esoteric, hard to understand, hidden, inexplicable, mysterious, mystifying, nebulous, obscure, of hidden meaning, perplexing,… …   Law dictionary

  • enigmatic — 1640s, from L.L. aenigmaticus, from aenigmat , stem of aenigma (see ENIGMA (Cf. enigma)). Enigmatical in the same sense is from 1570s. Related: Enigmatically …   Etymology dictionary

  • enigmatic — cryptic, *obscure, dark, vague, ambiguous, equivocal Analogous words: puzzling, perplexing, mystifying, bewildering (see PUZZLE vb): abstruse, occult, esoteric, *recondite: dubious, problematic, *doubtful Antonyms: explicit Contrasted words:… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • enigmatic — / enigmatical [adj] mysterious ambiguous, cryptic, dark, Delphian*, doubtful, equivocal, incomprehensible, indecipherable, inexplicable, inscrutable, obscure, occult, oracular, perplexing, puzzling, recondite, secret, Sibylline*, sphinxlike,… …   New thesaurus

  • enigmatic — [en΄ig mat′ik; ] also [ ē΄nigmat′ik] adj. [Fr énigmatique < LL aenigmaticus] of or like an enigma; perplexing; baffling: also enigmatical SYN. OBSCURE enigmatically adv …   English World dictionary

  • enigmatic — adjective 1. not clear to the understanding (Freq. 2) 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 • Similar… …   Useful english dictionary

  • enigmatic — adj. VERBS ▪ be ▪ remain ADVERB ▪ extremely, fairly, very, etc. ▪ highly …   Collocations dictionary

  • Enigmatic — Энигматик (англ. Enigmatic) стиль современной музыки, представляющий собой смесь классического нью эйджа с различными жанрами такими, как эмбиент, дарк фолк, нойз и др. Отсюда и большое количество самых разнообразных сэмплов, звучащих в… …   Википедия

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