Associations to the word «Cryptic»


CRYPTIC, adjective. Having hidden meaning.
CRYPTIC, adjective. Mystified or of an obscure nature.
CRYPTIC, adjective. Involving use of code or cipher/cypher.
CRYPTIC, adjective. (zoology) Well camouflaged; having good camouflage.
CRYPTIC, noun. (informal) A cryptic crossword.
CRYPTIC CROSSWORD, noun. A type of crossword involving wordplay and misleading definitions.
CRYPTIC CROSSWORDS, noun. Plural of cryptic crossword

Dictionary definition

CRYPTIC, adjective. 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".
CRYPTIC, adjective. Having a secret or hidden meaning; "cabalistic symbols engraved in stone"; "cryptic writings"; "thoroughly sibylline in most of his pronouncements"- John Gunther.
CRYPTIC, adjective. Having a puzzling terseness; "a cryptic note".

Wise words

Words, words, words! They shut one off from the universe. Three quarters of the time one's never in contact with things, only with the beastly words that stand for them.
Aldous Huxley