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enigmatic

adjective

1 enigmatic

Not clear to the understanding:
— 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.

synonyms: enigmatical, puzzling.

Roget 519: unintelligible, unaccountable, undecipherable, undiscoverable, unknowable, unfathomable; incognizable, inexplicable, inscrutable; inapprehensible, incomprehensible; insolvable, insoluble; impenetrable.    ... show more

Polish: enigmatyczny



2 enigmatic

Resembling an oracle in obscurity of thought:
— So enigmatic that priests might have to clarify it.
— An enigmatic smile.

synonym: oracular.

Roget 475: uncertain; casual; random etc. (aimless) 621; changeable etc. 149.    doubtful, dubious; indecisive; unsettled, undecided, ... show more


Moby thesaurus: able, ambiguous, amphibological, amphibolous, arcane, baffling, beguiling, bewildering, bothering, cabalistic, censored, classified, close, closed, concealed, confounding, confusing, cryptic, dark, discomposing ... show more.

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