enigmatic vs puzzling what difference

what is difference between enigmatic and puzzling

English

Alternative forms

  • ænigmatic (archaic)
  • ænigmatick (obsolete)
  • enigmatick (obsolete)

Pronunciation

  • (US) IPA(key): /ˌɛnɪɡˈmætɪk/

Adjective

enigmatic (comparative more enigmatic, superlative most enigmatic)

  1. Pertaining to an enigma.
  2. Mysterious.
  3. Defying description.
  4. (variant) Enigmatical.

Synonyms

  • (mysterious): See also Thesaurus:mysterious
  • (defying description): See also Thesaurus:incomprehensible

Translations


Romanian

Etymology

French énigmatique

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): [eniɡˈmatik]

Adjective

enigmatic m or n (feminine singular enigmatică, masculine plural enigmatici, feminine and neuter plural enigmatice)

  1. enigmatic

Declension

Synonyms

  • misterios

Related terms

  • enigmă


English

Verb

puzzling

  1. present participle of puzzle

Adjective

puzzling (comparative more puzzling, superlative most puzzling)

  1. Difficult to understand or explain; enigmatic or confusing; perplexing.

Translations

Noun

puzzling (plural puzzlings)

  1. Time spent pondering something confusing.

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