[ US /ˌɛnɪɡˈmætɪk/ ]
[ UK /ˌɛnɪɡmˈætɪk/ ]
ADJECTIVE
  1. resembling an oracle in obscurity of thought
    an enigmatic smile
    the oracular sayings of Victorian poets
    so enigmatic that priests might have to clarify it
  2. 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
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How To Use enigmatic In A Sentence

  • That explains the enigmatic smile. The Sun
  • She seemed to exist in a rarefied air of lonely but enigmatic beauty. Times, Sunday Times
  • Mom and dad are setting the table for supper, a weird enigmatic smile on their face.
  • To many, he remains an enigmatic figure. The Sun
  • His alcoholism took a toll on his enigmatic, sphinx-like charm.
  • prophetic texts so enigmatic that their meaning has been disputed for centuries
  • We also observe very fine rims of apparent new zircon of enigmatic origin at lower grade in the aureole.
  • All I could find about this enigmatic term was some World of Warcraft guy, and some scientific stuff about the embryonic phase of an animal preceding the "gastrula" phase. YesButNoButYes: Caption Competition
  • The play, after all, is the very antithesis of the romantic drama its enigmatic title might suggest.
  • Instead, she flashes another of those enigmatic, megawatt smiles. The Sun
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