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Definition 1: having a puzzling terseness - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where cryptic or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a cryptic note

(cryptic is similar to ...) expressing much in few words

"a concise explanation"

Definition 2: having a secret or hidden meaning - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where cryptic or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • cabalistic symbols engraved in stone
  • cryptic writings
  • thoroughly sibylline in most of his pronouncements

Synonyms for cryptic in the sense of this definition

(cryptic is similar to ...) confined to and understandable by only an enlightened inner circle

"a compilation of esoteric philosophical theories"

Definition 3: of an obscure nature - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where cryptic or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • 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

Synonyms for cryptic in the sense of this definition

(cryptic is similar to ...) incapable of being explained or accounted for

"inexplicable errors" "left the house at three in the morning for inexplicable reasons"

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