What does cryptic mean?

Definitions for crypticˈkrɪp tɪk

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. cryptic, cryptical, deep, inscrutable, mysterious, mystifying(adj)

    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, sibylline(adj)

    having a secret or hidden meaning

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

  3. cryptic(adj)

    having a puzzling terseness

    "a cryptic note"


  1. cryptic(Noun)

    A cryptic crossword.

  2. cryptic(Adjective)

    Having hidden meaning.

  3. cryptic(Adjective)

    Mystified or of an obscure nature.

  4. cryptic(Adjective)

    Involving use of code or cipher/cypher.

  5. cryptic(Adjective)

    Well camouflaged; having good camouflage.

    Lonomia caterpillars are extremely cryptic.

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Cryptic(adj)

    alt. of Cryptical


  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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  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

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  1. Mark Jenkins:

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

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