Origin of enigmaticFrench énigmatique from Late Latin aenigmaticus
The definition of enigmatic is something that is like a puzzle or riddle that can’t be understood.
An example of enigmatic is the mysterious ending of a complicated movie.
Of or resembling an enigma; puzzling: a professor's enigmatic grading system. See Synonyms at mysterious.
Origin of enigmaticGreek ainigmatikos from ainigma ainigmat- riddle ; see enigma .
AdjectiveSee also: enigmàtic
(comparative more enigmatic, superlative most enigmatic)
- She was pale but breathing steadily, her enigmatic eyes closed.
- But he found himself smiling at the enigmatic god's explanation.
- The enigmatic Tim's request for a favor was readily granted after three generations of both their families working together towards the PMF's goals of national unity.
- Almost every sentence in it is enigmatic. As now published, there are always subjoined to it certain appendixes, which are ascribed to Confucius himself.
- Wynn's breath caught at the stark pronouncement from the enigmatic deity.