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Synonyms for cryptic
ˈkrɪp tɪkcryp·tic

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. cryptic, cryptical, deep, inscrutable, mysterious, mystifyingadjective

    of an obscure nature

    "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"- Rachel Carson; "rituals totally mystifying to visitors from other lands"

    Synonyms:
    kabbalistic, mystifying, bass, cryptical, mystic, occult, secret, recondite, deep, qabalistic, orphic, inscrutable, abstruse, rich, mysterious, cabalistic, mystical, thick, sibylline

    Antonyms:
    exoteric, explicable, prolix

  2. cabalistic, kabbalistic, qabalistic, cryptic, cryptical, sibyllineadjective

    having a secret or hidden meaning

    "cabalistic symbols engraved in stone"; "cryptic writings"; "thoroughly sibylline in most of his pronouncements"- John Gunther

    Synonyms:
    cabalistic, vatical, deep, sibylline, mysterious, inscrutable, vatic, kabbalistic, divinatory, cryptical, sibyllic, qabalistic, mystifying, mantic

    Antonyms:
    prolix, exoteric, explicable

  3. crypticadjective

    having a puzzling terseness

    "a cryptic note"

    Synonyms:
    deep, inscrutable, sibylline, mysterious, kabbalistic, cryptical, qabalistic, mystifying, cabalistic

    Antonyms:
    exoteric, explicable, prolix

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. crypticadjective

    Synonyms:
    hidden, secret, occult, enigmatical

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "cryptic":

    enigmatic, mysterious, encrypted

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How to use cryptic in a sentence?

  1. Jukka Kekäläinen:

    The whole reproductive tract of the female seems to have evolved to filter out' unwanted' spermatozoa, we argue that cryptic female choice can potentially occur in multiple stages during the sperm migration from the vagina towards the unfertilized egg.

  2. Jordan Peele:

    I'm making a movie in Northern California, that's a Bay Area hip-hop classic and I wanted to explore this very relatable journey of being a parent [ and ] maybe some of the songs you listened to back in the day aren't appropriate for your kids, so that was one level, and another part was, I love songs that have a great feeling but also have a haunting element to them and I feel like the beat in that song has this inherent cryptic energy, almost reminiscent of the' Nightmare on Elm Street' soundtrack.

  3. Dean Baquet:

    I feel like sh-t as a leader and a journalist not answering questions that I’d haveSarah Huckabee Sandersanswer, the cryptic Times memohas driven speculation inside the newsroom over what precipitated the investigation. And the lack of transparency is also striking given the Times has aggressively covered workplace matters.

  4. Mark Jenkins:

    Maps encourage boldness. They're like cryptic love letters. They make anything seem possible.

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