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Synonyms for crypticˈkrɪp tɪk

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. cryptic, cryptical, deep, inscrutable, mysterious, mystifying(adj)

    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, cryptic, rich, mysterious, cabalistic, mystical, thick, sibylline

    Antonyms:
    exoteric, explicable, prolix

  2. cabalistic, kabbalistic, qabalistic, cryptic, cryptical, sibylline(adj)

    having a secret or hidden meaning

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

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

    Antonyms:
    prolix, exoteric, explicable

  3. cryptic(adj)

    having a puzzling terseness

    "a cryptic note"

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

    Antonyms:
    exoteric, explicable, prolix

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enigmatic, mysterious, encrypted


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