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English adjective: cryptic

1. cryptic of an obscure nature


SamplesThe 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.
Rituals totally mystifying to visitors from other lands.


Synonymscryptical, deep, inscrutable, mysterious, mystifying


Similarincomprehensible, inexplicable


Antonymsexplicable

2. cryptic having a secret or hidden meaning


SamplesCabalistic symbols engraved in stone.
Cryptic writings.
Thoroughly sibylline in most of his pronouncements.


Synonymscabalistic, cryptical, kabbalistic, qabalistic, sibylline


Similaresoteric


Antonymsexoteric

3. cryptic having a puzzling terseness


SamplesA cryptic note.


Similarconcise


Antonymsprolix









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