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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


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



3. cryptic having a puzzling terseness

SamplesA cryptic note.



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