cryptic definition

  • adjective:
    • Having concealed definition; mystifying. See Synonyms at uncertain.
    • Secret or occult.
    • utilizing rule or cipher.
    • Biology Tending to hide or camouflage: cryptic color.
    • Having hidden definition.
    • Mystified or of an obscure nature.
    • Involving using signal or cipher/cypher.
    • well-camouflaged; having good camouflage.
    • Hidden; secret; occult.
    • incomprehensible to those unfamiliar with the culture or jargon.
    • having a secret or hidden definition.
    • having a puzzling terseness.
    • maybe not obvious; unrecognized.
    • printed in a code or cipher.
    • of an obscure nature
    • having a secret or hidden meaning
    • having a puzzling terseness
  • noun:
    • A cryptic crossword.
    • the skill of recording any discourse so your meaning is hidden from ordinary visitors.
  • others:
    • concealed; secret; occult.
    • In biology, providing to conceal or fitted for concealing an organism.

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