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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Enigmatic  \E`nig*mat"ic\  (?;  277),  Enigmatical 
  \E`nig*mat"ic*al\,  a.  [Cf.  F.  ['e]nigmatique.] 
  Relating  to  or  resembling  an  enigma;  not  easily  explained  or 
  accounted  for  darkly  expressed;  obscure;  puzzling;  as  an 
  enigmatical  answer. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  enigmatic 
  adj  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"  [syn:  {enigmatical},  {puzzling}] 
  2:  resembling  an  oracle  in  obscurity  of  thought;  "the  oracular 
  sayings  of  Victorian  poets";  "so  obscure  that  priests 
  might  have  to  clarify  it";  "an  enigmatic  smile"  [syn:  {oracular}] 




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