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synonyms for cryptic

  • ambiguous
  • arcane
  • enigmatic
  • equivocal
  • incomprehensible
  • mysterious
  • strange
  • vague
  • veiled
  • Delphian
  • Delphic
  • abstruse
  • apocryphal
  • cabalistic
  • dark
  • esoteric
  • evasive
  • hidden
  • inexplicable
  • murky
  • mystic
  • mystical
  • mystifying
  • occult
  • opaque
  • oracular
  • perplexing
  • puzzling
  • recondite
  • secretive
  • tenebrous
  • unclear
  • unfathomable
  • uninformative
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antonyms for cryptic

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  • certain
  • clear
  • common
  • definite
  • known
  • normal
  • obvious
  • plain
  • sure
  • seen
  • straightforward
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How to use cryptic in a sentence

Neon’s somewhat cryptic demos showed off virtual, AI-powered avatars that were surprisingly convincing and conversational.
CES TRENDS TO LOOK OUT FOR AT THIS YEAR’S VIRTUAL CONFERENCESTAN HORACZEKJANUARY 6, 2021POPULAR-SCIENCE
Some people write love letters, some try to fool others into thinking they’re actually traveling, and some send cryptic messages anonymously.
NOT GETTING ANY TRAVEL POSTCARDS? A PROJECT IN MALI DELIVERS DELIGHT — AND A LIFELINE.BAILEY BERGDECEMBER 3, 2020WASHINGTON POST
Search engines can intuit what you’re looking for from a few cryptic keywords.
DATA SCIENTISTS ARE TRYING TO MAKE THE INTERNET ACCESSIBLE IN EVERY LANGUAGENICOLÁS RIVEROOCTOBER 25, 2020QUARTZ
The cryptic message was accompanied by a change to Abovitz’s Twitter bio referencing something called Project Phoenix.
MAGIC LEAP TRIED TO CREATE AN ALTERNATE REALITY. ITS FOUNDER WAS ALREADY IN ONEVERNE KOPYTOFFSEPTEMBER 26, 2020FORTUNE
After two weeks of nearly daily posts, he retired the project with one final, cryptic, self-written message.
A COLLEGE KID’S FAKE, AI-GENERATED BLOG FOOLED TENS OF THOUSANDS. THIS IS HOW HE MADE IT.KAREN HAOAUGUST 14, 2020MIT TECHNOLOGY REVIEW
With that cryptic message she ran back to the door, which was immediately slammed behind her.
THE RED YEARLOUIS TRACY
This query is no doubt a very correct and moral one, but it seems somewhat cryptic.
THE PORTSMOUTH ROAD AND ITS TRIBUTARIESCHARLES G. HARPER
He does not say cryptic things or babble trivialities in the name of the mighty Dead—the mighty Damned or the mighty Blest.
THE AFFABLE STRANGERPETER MCARTHUR
At the most he would fling out some cryptic hint, bestow some malediction upon life in general.
THE HIDDEN PLACESBERTRAND W. SINCLAIR
There were a few cryptic cautionary references to heightened physico-psychological effects.
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WORDS RELATED TO CRYPTIC

  • clear as dishwater
  • cryptic
  • doubtful
  • dubious
  • enigmatic
  • enigmatical
  • equivocal
  • inconclusive
  • indefinite
  • indeterminate
  • inexplicit
  • muddy
  • multivocal
  • obscure
  • opaque
  • polysemous
  • puzzling
  • questionable
  • tenebrous
  • uncertain
  • unclear
  • unintelligible
  • vague
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.