enigmatical

ADJECTIVE
  1. 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 enigmatical In A Sentence

  • His ugliness was embittered somewhat by sunken, toothless jaws and an enigmatical stare from a cross-eye; he was also knock-kneed, and as an erstwhile gunpowder worker, had lost two fingers and a large part of one ear. Across China on Foot
  • Beauchamp, Lucien Debray and Château-Renaud were not the only persons puzzled with regard to the enigmatical M. Dantès; all Paris was more or less bothered about him; his entire career prior to his appearance at the capital as the Deputy from Marseilles seemed shrouded in impenetrable mystery, and this was the more galling to the curious Parisians as his wonderful oratorical powers and his intense republicanism rendered him the cynosure of all eyes and made him the sensation of the hour. Edmond Dantès
  • It was headed, "March, 1869," and beneath were the following enigmatical notices: Sole Music
  • The enigmatical form of the inculcation is the device whereby that mind will be compelled to follow his track, to think for itself his thoughts again, to possess itself of the inmost secret of his intention; for it is a school in whose enigmatical devices the mind of the future was to be caught, in whose subtle exercises the child of the future was to be trained to an identity that should restore the master to his work again, and bring forth anew, in a better hour, his clogged and buried genius. The Philosophy of the Plays of Shakspere Unfolded
  • Sean's expression became enigmatical, and he spread his hands. ‘That's for you to decide.’
  • As I glanced up from reading this enigmatical message, I saw Holmes chuckling at the expression upon my face.
  • England, she hoped to recover for herself and for him; and, in later years, Sir Ralph could still recall the enigmatical words in which his mother had (possibly with the idea that the rhyme might, as it did, cling to his childish memory) spoken to him of the hidden treasure. Fifty-Two Stories For Girls
  • Just as in the case of the relationship between collective ownership and human degeneration, which seemed so "enigmatical" to this same Baron Garofalo -- and although he has not offered his gratitude for the solution of this enigma to the socialist Oedipus who explained it to him -- here also, in the case of this other enigma, the explanation is very simple. Socialism and Modern Science (Darwin, Spencer, Marx)
  • He leaves one at the most interesting point with an enigmatical reference to a man of a bygone age. CHAPTER 12
  • Finally, this carpenter found, still in the same enclosure, a third paper on which was written in pencil, but very legibly, this sort of enigmatical list: — Les Miserables
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