enigmatic

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See also: enigmàtic

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From Latin aenigmaticus and French énigmatique, from Ancient Greek αἰνιγματικός (ainigmatikós); equivalent to enigma +‎ -tic.

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  • (US) IPA(key): /ˌɛnɪɡˈmætɪk/
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enigmatic (comparative more enigmatic, superlative most enigmatic)

  1. Pertaining to an enigma.
  2. Mysterious.
    • 1910, Emerson Hough, chapter I, in The Purchase Price: Or The Cause of Compromise, Indianapolis, Ind.: The Bobbs-Merrill Company, OCLC 639762314:
      Serene, smiling, enigmatic, she faced him with no fear whatever showing in her dark eyes. The clear light of the bright autumn morning had no terrors for youth and health like hers.
  3. Defying description.
  4. (variant) Enigmatical.

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Borrowed from French énigmatique.

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enigmatic m or n (feminine singular enigmatică, masculine plural enigmatici, feminine and neuter plural enigmatice)

  1. enigmatic

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