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.

Related Sources

  • Definition for "cryptic"
    • Having concealed definition; mystifying. See Synonyms at uncertain.
    • View More
  • Sentence for "cryptic"
  • Phrases for "cryptic"
  • Cross Reference for "cryptic"
  • Equivalent for "cryptic"
  • Urban Dictionary for "cryptic"
  • Medical Dictionary for "cryptic"
    • Hidden. Cryptic tonsillitis is concealed in…
    • View More
271 votes

How would you define cryptic?

All the definitions on AZdictionary were written by people just like you. Now's your chance to add your own!