What does cryptic mean?

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ˈkrɪp tɪkcryp·tic

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. cryptic, cryptical, deep, inscrutable, mysterious, mystifyingadjective

    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"

  2. cabalistic, kabbalistic, qabalistic, cryptic, cryptical, sibyllineadjective

    having a secret or hidden meaning

    "cabalistic symbols engraved in stone"; "cryptic writings"; "thoroughly sibylline in most of his pronouncements"- John Gunther

  3. crypticadjective

    having a puzzling terseness

    "a cryptic note"

Wiktionary

  1. crypticnoun

    A cryptic crossword.

    Etymology: From crypticus, from κρυπτικός, from κρυπτός, from κρύπτω. Also see: cryptology.

  2. crypticadjective

    Having hidden meaning.

    Etymology: From crypticus, from κρυπτικός, from κρυπτός, from κρύπτω. Also see: cryptology.

  3. crypticadjective

    Mystified or of an obscure nature.

    Etymology: From crypticus, from κρυπτικός, from κρυπτός, from κρύπτω. Also see: cryptology.

  4. crypticadjective

    Involving use of code or cipher/cypher.

    Etymology: From crypticus, from κρυπτικός, from κρυπτός, from κρύπτω. Also see: cryptology.

  5. crypticadjective

    Well camouflaged; having good camouflage.

    Lonomia caterpillars are extremely cryptic.

    Etymology: From crypticus, from κρυπτικός, from κρυπτός, from κρύπτω. Also see: cryptology.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Crypticadjective

    alt. of Cryptical

Freebase

  1. Cryptic

    Cryptic is the seventh full-length studio album by the Swedish death metal band Edge of Sanity, released on December 1, 1997 by Black Mark Productions. It is the only Edge of Sanity album in which Dan Swanö does not contribute. Guitarist, Andreas Axelsson hired a new vocalist in an attempt to keep the band together.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of cryptic in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of cryptic in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of cryptic in a Sentence

  1. Dean Baquet:

    I feel like sh-t as a leader and a journalist not answering questions that I’d haveSarah Huckabee Sandersanswer, the cryptic Times memohas driven speculation inside the newsroom over what precipitated the investigation. And the lack of transparency is also striking given the Times has aggressively covered workplace matters.

  2. Mark Jenkins:

    Maps encourage boldness. They're like cryptic love letters. They make anything seem possible.

  3. Jukka Kekäläinen:

    The whole reproductive tract of the female seems to have evolved to filter out' unwanted' spermatozoa, we argue that cryptic female choice can potentially occur in multiple stages during the sperm migration from the vagina towards the unfertilized egg.

  4. Jordan Peele:

    I'm making a movie in Northern California, that's a Bay Area hip-hop classic and I wanted to explore this very relatable journey of being a parent [ and ] maybe some of the songs you listened to back in the day aren't appropriate for your kids, so that was one level, and another part was, I love songs that have a great feeling but also have a haunting element to them and I feel like the beat in that song has this inherent cryptic energy, almost reminiscent of the' Nightmare on Elm Street' soundtrack.

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    an outward semblance that misrepresents the true nature of something
    • A. bias
    • B. disguise
    • C. troop
    • D. investigating

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