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enigma | enigmatic

enigma enigmatic
mysterious or difficult to understand
  • How to Memorize
    • enigma - mystery
  • Analysis

    An ‘enigma’ is somebody or something strange that cannot be easily comprehended or explained. That does not necessarily make it something bad, but people or things that are regarded this way may be unpopular, misunderstood, and underappreciated.

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  • Example(s)
    1. It is very hard to know what to make of Robert. Even those who know him say he’s something of an enigma.

    2. I thought the movie was excellent, but it did not perform well at the box office as it was a little too enigmatic for mainstream audiences.

    3. The ongoing software issues we are experiencing really are an enigma. They have even left our IT experts baffled.