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Definition of Enigma

Enigma

  1. A dark, obscure, or inexplicable saying; a riddle; a statement, the hidden meaning of which is to be discovered or guessed.
  2. An action, mode of action, or thing, which cannot be satisfactorily explained; a puzzle; as, his conduct is an enigma.

Enigma Quotations

Russia is a riddle wrapped in a mystery inside an enigma.
Winston Churchill

Each person is an enigma. You're a puzzle not only to yourself but also to everyone else, and the great mystery of our time is how we penetrate this puzzle.
Theodore Zeldin

But now I have come to believe that the whole world is an enigma, a harmless enigma that is made terrible by our own mad attempt to interpret it as though it had an underlying truth.
Umberto Eco

I'm a walking, talking enigma. We're a dying breed.
Larry David

Without the spiritual world the material world is a disheartening enigma.
Joseph Joubert
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Enigma Translations

enigma in Dutch is puzzel, raadsel
enigma in Finnish is arvoitus
enigma in Spanish is enigma
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