Cryptic (adjective)

  1. Having a meaning that is hidden or difficult to understand.
  2. Being obscure or mysterious in meaning.
  3. Being difficult to interpret or understand.

Origin:

From greek kryptos, meaning hidden.

Examples:

  1. The cryptic message left many people confused.
  2. The cryptic symbol on the ancient monument remains a mystery.
  3. The artist's cryptic statements about his work left many people wondering.
  4. The poet's cryptic verse was filled with hidden meanings.
  5. The cryptic crossword was challenging to solve.
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