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enigmatical, puzzling, enigmatic
adj. not clear to the understanding; "I didn't grasp the meaning of that enigmatic comment until much later"; "prophetic texts so enigmatic that their meaning has been disputed for centuries"

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puzzling, perplexing, confusing
adj. lacking clarity of meaning; causing confusion or perplexity; "sent confusing signals to Iraq"; "perplexing to someone who knew nothing about it"; "a puzzling statement"
tough, problematical, problematic, knotty, elusive, baffling
adj. making great mental demands; hard to comprehend or solve or believe; "a baffling problem"; "I faced the knotty problem of what to have for breakfast"; "a problematic situation at home"
wraithlike, shadowy
adj. lacking in substance; "strange fancies of unreal and shadowy worlds"- W.A.Butler; "dim shadowy forms"; "a wraithlike column of smoke"
arcane
adj. requiring secret or mysterious knowledge; "the arcane science of dowsing"
occult
adj. hidden and difficult to see; "an occult fracture"; "occult blood in the stool"
incomprehensible, inexplicable
adj. incapable of being explained or accounted for; "inexplicable errors"; "left the house at three in the morning for inexplicable reasons"
cryptical, mystifying, mysterious, inscrutable, deep, cryptic
adj. of an obscure nature; "the new insurance policy is written without cryptic or mysterious terms"; "a deep dark secret"; "the inscrutable workings of Providence"; "in its mysterious past it encompasses all the dim origins of life"- Rachel Carson; "rituals totally mystifying to visitors from other lands"
self-contradictory, paradoxical
adj. seemingly contradictory but nonetheless possibly true; "it is paradoxical that standing is more tiring than walking"
fathomless, unfathomable
adj. of depth; not capable of being sounded or measured
recondite, deep, abstruse
adj. difficult to penetrate; incomprehensible to one of ordinary understanding or knowledge; "the professor's lectures were so abstruse that students tended to avoid them"; "a deep metaphysical theory"; "some recondite problem in historiography"
insoluble
adj. admitting of no solution or explanation; "an insoluble doubt"

Synonyms (7)

obscure, dark
adj. marked by difficulty of style or expression; "much that was dark is now quite clear to me"; "those who do not appreciate Kafka's work say his style is obscure"
elusive
adj. skillful at eluding capture; "a cabal of conspirators, each more elusive than the archterrorist"- David Kline
impenetrable
adj. impossible to understand; "impenetrable jargon"
indecipherable
adj. impossible to determine the meaning of; "an indecipherable message"
unintelligible, opaque
adj. not clearly understood or expressed

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