enigmatically

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Etymology[edit]

enigmatic +‎ -ally

Adverb[edit]

enigmatically (comparative more enigmatically, superlative most enigmatically)

  1. Acting in a manner that suggests an enigma.
  2. Behaving mysteriously or strangely.
    • 1919 October, John Galsworthy, chapter I, in Saint’s Progress, London: William Heinemann, published December 1919, OCLC 731506428, part III, 1 §, page 220:
      "Leila!" she said enigmatically. "Have you seen her?" / "I went to her flat last week with Dad—he likes her." / "Delilah is her real name, you know. All men like her. And Captain Fort is her lover."
  3. Functioning in a way that is unexplainable.