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ENIGMATIC

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does enigmatic mean? 

ENIGMATIC (adjective)
  The adjective ENIGMATIC has 2 senses:

1. not clear to the understanding
2. resembling an oracle in obscurity of thought

  Familiarity information: ENIGMATIC used as an adjective is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


ENIGMATIC (adjective)


Sense 1enigmatic [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Not clear to the understanding

Synonyms:

enigmatic; enigmatical; puzzling

Context examples:

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

Similar:

incomprehensible; uncomprehensible (difficult to understand)


Sense 2enigmatic [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Resembling an oracle in obscurity of thought

Synonyms:

enigmatic; oracular

Context examples:

the oracular sayings of Victorian poets / so enigmatic that priests might have to clarify it / an enigmatic smile

Similar:

ambiguous (having more than one possible meaning)


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