Cryptic

Word CRYPTIC
Character 7
Hyphenation cryp tic
Pronunciations /ˈkɹɪptɪk/

Definitions and meanings of "Cryptic"

What do we mean by cryptic?

Having hidden meaning; mystifying. synonym: mysterious. adjective

Secret or occult. adjective

Using code or cipher. adjective

Tending to conceal or camouflage. adjective

Hidden; secret; occult.

The art of recording any discourse so that the meaning is concealed from ordinary readers. noun

In biology, serving to conceal or fitted for concealing an organism.

Hidden; secret; occult. adjective

Incomprehensible to those not familiar with the culture or jargon. adjective

Having a secret or hidden meaning. adjective

Having a puzzling terseness. adjective

Not evident; unrecognized. adjective

Written in a code or cipher. adjective

Having hidden meaning. adjective

Mystified or of an obscure nature. adjective

Involving use of code or cipher/cypher. adjective

Well camouflaged; having good camouflage. adjective

A cryptic crossword. noun

Of an obscure nature adjective

Having a secret or hidden meaning adjective

A cryptic crossword.

1. Having a hidden meaning. 2. Secret or mysterious. 3. Using code. Urban Dictionary

1. hidden meanings 2. women Urban Dictionary

Short for wordcrypticharrasser/word Urban Dictionary

The art of referring to events or feelings cryptically. Often practised on sites like LiveJournal, e-where posters attempt to use crypticism to avoid starting drama. Unfortunately, when people try to interpret the crypticism drama often ensues anyway. The best crypticism is incomprehensible to anyone not already in the know, but makes things quite clear to its intended audience. Urban Dictionary

1. The state or quality of being cryptic. 2. Crypticness. Urban Dictionary

When someone is being cryptic and cynical at the same time. Urban Dictionary

Being cryptic and cynical simultaneously. Urban Dictionary

A taboo beverage which includes human urine and other urea derivatives among its active ingredients. Urban Dictionary

The act of speaking in a cryptic manner. Urban Dictionary

Scary , horrifing , creepy , any thing which has morbid nature Urban Dictionary

Synonyms and Antonyms for Cryptic

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The word "cryptic" in example sentences

Here are a couple of verses written in cryptic rhyme from some of my currently published books. ❋ Unknown (2008)

I call it cryptic rhyme because I write short, clipped, descriptive verses that paint vivid, concise pictures using almost no full sentences. ❋ Unknown (2008)

You have more guts than I do because I remain cryptic on my blog but you and I are in the same place. ❋ Jessica (2007)

I bring it to you vintage wine in a bottle new its in Hindi cryptic on cue shot at my house by a friendly camera crew giving a devil his bejeweled sartorial due ❋ Photographerno1 (2009)

Good: [begin cryptic] Am getting the coolest of all possible presents. ❋ Moriarty6 (2005)

My Mesdames communicated with each other in cryptic ways, but after all my years in their company I was privy to their keys. ❋ Unknown (2002)

Although T.Q.D.'s recent songs have lightened up a bit compared with older lyrics that he described as "cryptic," almost all of "Taketh Away" addresses topics from love to day-to-day struggles in a serious tone. ❋ Unknown (2012)

"That's called 'cryptic foreshadowing,' " Ashley gasped. ❋ Merrill Markoe (2011)

In the forests the endemic species include, for example, a new genus and species only named a few years ago called the cryptic warbler (Cryptosylvicola randrianasoloi), the yellow-browed oxylabes (Crossleyia xanthophrys), and the brown emutail (Dromaeocercus brunneus). ❋ Unknown (2007)

When you must converse with others, you speak a cryptic language of acronyms decipherable only by another geek. ❋ Kludge (2007)

'When you must converse with others, you speak a cryptic language of acronyms decipherable only by another geek' ❋ Kludge (2007)

But I had had my youthful passion and my tragic disappointment, as you know: I had looked far enough into what Thackeray used to call the cryptic mysteries, to save me from the ❋ Various (N/A)

And boxes -- oh, above all, boxes: pasteboard boxes, long and flat, square and oblong, each bearing weird and cryptic pencillings on one end; cryptic, that is, to any one except Mrs. Brewster and you who have owned an attic. ❋ Edna Ferber (1926)

He called a cryptic sentence or two into the transmitter and slapped the receiver back on its hook. ❋ Unknown (1910)

But I had had my youthful passion and my tragic disappointment, as you know: I had looked far enough into what Thackeray used to call the cryptic mysteries to save me from the Scylla of dissipation, and yet preserved enough of natural nature to keep me out of the Pharisaic Charyb-dis. ❋ Various (1902)

Another is that largely thanks to the stewardship of Will Shortz, crosswords in The New York Times now emphasize more wordplay over trivia - leaning a little toward the style of British puzzles, or what we in America call cryptic crosswords. ❋ By JIM HORNE (2010)

If the scaled supF statistic exceeds a significance threshold, the corresponding location of the observed maximum F-statistic is identified as a cryptic initiation point. ❋ Colin R. Lickwar Et Al. (2009)

The resulting distribution of called cryptic initiation events was used for subsequent analysis, with the gene lengths in this case being defined by the total length of the constituent subgenes. ❋ Colin R. Lickwar Et Al. (2009)

[I don't] [understand] that cryptic [language]. ❋ Cryptic (2003)

"my [girfriend] was being so cryptic" ❋ Lindsay S (2006)

❋ Mark (2003)

It would be easier to keep [track] of what's going on in [Timmy's] life if his [posts] weren't so full of crypticism. ❋ The Real Insomnius (2005)

She [speaks] with an [excess] of crypticity, which makes her [motive] unclear. ❋ Mercedes (2004)

[Mad girlfriend]: "Oh, right. Well if YOU don't know what you did, you loser, I'm certainly NOT going to tell you." Boyfriend: "C'mon [Sheryl]. Stop being so dang [cryptical]." ❋ John Sturtevant (2007)

[Mad girlfriend]: "Oh, right. Well if YOU don't know what you did, you loser, I'm certainly NOT going to tell you." Boyfriend: "C'mon [Sheryl]. You're so full of [crypticism] tonight." ❋ John Sturtevant (2007)

I was very [thirsty], so obviously my first thought was to [guzzle] a tall [glass] of Cryptic. ❋ Galer (2009)

He [needs] to [stop] [speaking] in cryptics. ❋ Mercedes (2004)

Cryptic is [the only] way to describe [that ugly] [bitches] hair. ❋ Russel Mendes (2008)

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