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[en-ig-mat-ik, ee-nig-] /ˌɛn ɪgˈmæt ɪk, ˌi nɪg-/

resembling an , or a puzzling occurrence, situation, statement, person, etc.; perplexing; mysterious: She has a perpetually enigmatic expression on her face.
This is the most enigmatic book I have ever read!

1640s, from Late Latin aenigmaticus, from aenigmat-, stem of aenigma (see enigma). Enigmatical in the same sense is from 1570s. Related: Enigmatically.


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