enigmatic / enigmatical [adj] mysterious ambiguous, cryptic, dark, Delphian*, doubtful, equivocal, incomprehensible, indecipherable, inexplicable, inscrutable, obscure, occult, oracular, perplexing, puzzling, recondite, secret, Sibylline*, sphinxlike, stickling, stumping, teasing, uncertain, unfathomable, unintelligible; concepts 529,576,582 —Ant. clear, obvious, unmysterious

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  • enigmatical — adjective see enigmatic …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • enigmatical — adjective a) Pertaining to an enigma. b) Alternate of enigmatic. See Also: enigmatically …   Wiktionary

  • enigmatical — adj. mysterious, puzzling, ambiguous, unclear …   English contemporary dictionary

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  • enigmatical — enig·mat·i·cal …   English syllables

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