cryptic
[ krip-tik ]
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Part of SpeechadjectiveOrigin + Etymology
Early-17th century; from the late Latin crypticus, from the Greek kruptikos, from the kruptos "hidden"
Synonyms
adjective
ambiguousarcaneenigmaticequivocal
Antonyms
adjective
certainclearcommondefinite
Definition
adjectivemysterious in meaning; puzzling; ambiguous
Examples
adjectiveA) The cryptic message arrived from an anonymous sender and we didn't know what to do. B) Her unorganized instructions for planning the event were very vague and cryptic.
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