- A person or thing that is mysterious or difficult to understand: Madeleine was still an enigma to himMore example sentences
- His diaries record recurrent struggles to understand the enigma of his own personality, his spiritual emptiness and addictiveness.
- One critic has said the film is: an enigma, as difficult to like as it is to dismiss.
- After such a long struggle and the loss of her sons in unequal battles, she understands the enigma of life.
mid 16th century: via Latin from Greek ainigma, from ainissesthai 'speak allusively', from ainos 'fable'.