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cryptic - Dictionary definition and meaning for word cryptic

(adj) of an obscure nature
Example Sentence
  • 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
  • rituals totally mystifying to visitors from other lands

(adj) having a secret or hidden meaning
Example Sentence
  • cabalistic symbols engraved in stone
  • cryptic writings
  • thoroughly sibylline in most of his pronouncements

(adj) having a puzzling terseness
Example Sentence
  • a cryptic note

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for cryptic

Crypt means Secret . . . So Cryptic means something secret . . .Puzzle
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by aniketr

crypt+ic..crypt..sounds very close to word corrupt...and corrupted leaders always keep thier SECRETS hidden.
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by preetisoni2411

enCRYPTIon is done to keep up the secret and it is always confusing.....
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by vkcannavaro

cryptic sounds like Encrypted i.e something written in encrypted form(hidden from others)
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by irony

scrip of the booth film was...mysterious till end
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by santoshm14@gmail.com

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by akanksha.sahu

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