adjective \ˌe-(ˌ)nig-ˈma-tik also ˌē-(ˌ)nig-\

: full of mystery and difficult to understand

Full Definition of ENIGMATIC

:  of, relating to, or resembling an enigma :  mysterious
enig·mat·i·cal·ly \-ti-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

Variants of ENIGMATIC

enig·mat·ic also enig·mat·i·cal \-ti-kəl\

Examples of ENIGMATIC

  1. <the discovery of the abandoned ship in mid ocean remains one of the most enigmatic episodes in seafaring history>
  2. <the Mona Lisa's enigmatic smile>
  3. Space seethes with an enormous enigmatic energy, and, each second, trillions of cubic light-years more of it materializes from nothingness. —Bob Berman, Astronomy, November 2007


(see enigma)
First Known Use: 1609


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