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Cryptic

Cryp´tic   Pronunciation: krĭp´tĭk
a.1.Hidden; secret; occult.
2.incomprehensible to those not familiar with the culture or jargon; as, the new insurance policy is written without cryptic or mysterious terms.
3.having a secret or hidden meaning; as, cryptic symbols engraved in stone; cryptic writings.
3.having a puzzling terseness; as, a cryptic note.
4.not evident; unrecognized; as, a cryptic infection.
5.written in a code or cipher; as, a cryptic message.
Adj.1.cryptic - of an obscure nature; "the new insurance policy is written without cryptic or mysterious terms"; "a deep dark secret"; "the inscrutible 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.cryptic - having a secret or hidden meaning; "cabalistic symbols engraved in stone"; "cryptic writings"; "thoroughly sibylline in most of his pronouncements"- John Gunther
3.cryptic - having a puzzling terseness; "a cryptic note"
abstruse, arcane, between the lines, cabalistic, cabbalistic, censored, classified, close, closed, concealed, covert, dark, delitescent, dormant, equivocal, esoteric, evasive, hermetic, hibernating, hush-hush, incomprehensible, inexplicable, inscrutable, latent, lurking, muffled, murky, mystic, mystical, mystifying, nebulous, obfuscated, obscured, opaque, perplexing, possible, potential, recondite, restricted, riddling, secretive, sleeping, smothered, sphinxlike, stifled, strange, submerged, suppressed, tenebrous, top secret, ulterior, unbreatheable, unclear, under security, under the surface, under wraps, underlying, undisclosable, undisclosed, undivulgable, undivulged, unfathomable, uninformative, unmanifested, unrevealable, unrevealed, unspoken, untellable, untold, unutterable, unuttered, unwhisperable, veiled, virtual
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