HyperDic: enigmatic

English > 2 senses of the word enigmatic:
ADJECTIVEallenigmatic, enigmatical, puzzlingnot clear to the understanding
allenigmatic, oracularresembling an oracle in obscurity of thought
enigmatic > pronunciation
Soundseh.nihgmae'tihk
Rhymesacademic ... Zurich: 733 rhymes with ihk...
English > enigmatic: 2 senses > adjective 1
Meaningnot clear to the understanding.
Examples
  • "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"
Synonymsenigmatical, puzzling
Broaderincomprehensible, uncomprehensibleDifficult to understand
Spanishenigmático, oscuro
Nounsenigmasomething that baffles understanding and cannot be explained
Adverbsenigmaticallyin a cryptic manner
English > enigmatic: 2 senses > adjective 2
Meaningresembling an oracle in obscurity of thought.
Examples
  • "so enigmatic that priests might have to clarify it"
  • "an enigmatic smile"
Synonymoracular
BroaderambiguousHaving more than one possible meaning / meaning
Spanishenigmático, obscuro
Catalanenigmàtic, obscur, oracular
Nounsenigmasomething that baffles understanding and cannot be explained

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