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Meaning & Definition of Cryptic in English

English

Cryptic

/krɪptɪk/

adjective

1. 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"
    synonym:
  • cryptic
  • ,
  • cryptical
  • ,
  • deep
  • ,
  • inscrutable
  • ,
  • mysterious
  • ,
  • mystifying

2. Having a secret or hidden meaning

  • "Cabalistic symbols engraved in stone"
  • "Cryptic writings"
  • "Thoroughly sibylline in most of his pronouncements"- john gunther
    synonym:
  • cabalistic
  • ,
  • kabbalistic
  • ,
  • qabalistic
  • ,
  • cryptic
  • ,
  • cryptical
  • ,
  • sibylline

3. Having a puzzling terseness

  • "A cryptic note"
    synonym:
  • cryptic