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1. cryptic

adjective. ['ˈkrɪptɪk'] of an obscure nature.

Synonyms

  • inexplicable
  • cryptical
  • mystifying
  • inscrutable
  • mysterious
  • incomprehensible

Antonyms

  • small
  • little
  • mild
  • narrow

Etymology

  • crypticus (Latin)
  • κρυπτικός (Ancient Greek (to 1453))

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Words that Rhyme with Cryptic

  • apocalyptic
  • ecliptic
  • triptych

Example sentences of the word cryptic


1. Adjective
The bold-colored foxes are surprisingly cryptic, and often persist unnoticed, living in close proximity to human habitation.

Quotes containing the word cryptic


1. I gave him my best cryptic smile. He did not fall down to his feet, kiss my shoes, and promise me the world. I must be getting rusty.
- Ilona Andrews, Magic Bites

2. The gods are fond of the cryptic and dislike the evident.
- Elizabeth Gilbert, Eat, Pray, Love

2. cryptic

adjective. ['ˈkrɪptɪk'] having a puzzling terseness.

Antonyms

  • fathomable

Etymology

  • crypticus (Latin)
  • κρυπτικός (Ancient Greek (to 1453))

3. cryptic

adjective. ['ˈkrɪptɪk'] having a secret or hidden meaning.

Synonyms

  • cabalistic
  • sibylline
  • qabalistic
  • kabbalistic
  • esoteric

Antonyms

  • shallow
  • natural elevation
  • high
  • colorless

Etymology

  • crypticus (Latin)
  • κρυπτικός (Ancient Greek (to 1453))
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