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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

Alas, nothing reveals man the way war does. Nothing so accentuates in him the beauty and ugliness, the intelligence and foolishness, the brutishness and humanity, the courage and cowardice, the enigma.
Oriana Fallaci

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

Failure is an enigma. You worry about it, and it teaches you something.
James Dyson

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
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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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