Enigma Synonyms

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Synonyms for Enigma

A difficulty that has to be resolved or dealt with.
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A novel, story, or play involving such an event, esp. one involving a crime and the gradual discovery of who committed it
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One who solves puzzles as a hobby.
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(Usually with "the") An ancient, large statue in Egypt, with the face of a man and the body of a lion, lying near the Great Pyramids.
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A kind of puzzle consisting of pictures of objects, signs, letters, etc., the combination of whose names suggests words or phrases
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A complex riddle or puzzle.
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The definition of crux is the central point of something, or is something that seems impossible to solve.
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One that cannot be known or understood.
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The definition of a parable is a simple story with a moral or a story told to teach a lesson.
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Any puzzling, perplexing, or apparently inexplicable person or thing, as a difficult problem or enigmatic saying; enigma
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Time spent pondering something confusing.
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The state or quality of being perplexed; puzzled or confused.
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A difficult question or riddle, especially one using a play on words in the answer.
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(Countable, uncountable) Knowledge that is hidden and intended to be kept hidden. [from later 14th c.]
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Something, such as a game, toy, or problem, that requires ingenuity and often persistence in solving or assembling.
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A display; a manifestation:
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Find another word for enigma. In this page you can discover 19 synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, and related words for enigma, like: problem, mystery, secret, puzzler, sphinx, rebus, brain-teaser, puzzle, crux, show and closed-book.