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cryp·tic

 (krĭp′tĭk) also cryp·ti·cal (-tĭ-kəl)
adj.
1. Having hidden meaning; mystifying. See Synonyms at mysterious.
2. Secret or occult.
3. Using code or cipher.
4. Biology Tending to conceal or camouflage: cryptic coloring.

[Late Latin crypticus, from Greek kruptikos, from kruptos, hidden, from kruptein, to hide.]

cryp′ti·cal·ly adv.
cryp′tic·ness n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adv.1.cryptically - in a cryptic manner; "we will meet again," he said cryptically
Translations

cryptically

[ˈkrɪptɪkəlɪ] ADVenigmáticamente, de forma críptica

cryptically

[ˈkrɪptɪkəli] adv (= mysteriously) [say, reply] → de façon énigmatiquecryptic crossword nmots mpl croisés (dont les définitions sont données sous forme d'énigmes)

cryptically

advhintergründig, rätselhaft, schleierhaft; cryptically worded (letter, remark)hintergründig etc formuliert; clueverschlüsselt formuliert

cryptically

[ˈkrɪptɪklɪ] adv (see adj) → in modo oscuro, in modo enigmatico
References in classic literature ?
How and when, Bunny, you know as well as I do," said he, cryptically.
Kelly Brook cryptically shared some flowers she'd received, but didn't reveal who they were from.
Suspended from a bridge over Western Avenue, Cardiff, it cryptically declares: "I'm sorry I ever hurt you Rosie.
So far, so good, until Perlman cryptically remarks, "This technique can also be useful when you don't have any particular objective.
The X Factor Twitter account this week cryptically tweeted a fifth judge will be revealed today.
When an interviewer asked if the homosexuality would shock his Japanese audience, Oshima (who is ostensibly straight) answered cryptically, "No, I don't believe so.
Rebecca sends an emphatic message through Daniel to Alice, outlining cryptically enough that "what you are asking is impossible".
The ECHO learnt that, as he lay dying, Mr Langrell cryptically told officers: "She's dead, she's dead.
However, he refused to divulge actual figures, simply sticking to the line in therelease which cryptically said profits were 30% better than in its previous best year, whenever that was.
Legally the trader has discharged his responsibilities by declaring, albeit cryptically, that the car was on HPI's condition alert register.
Outspoken bassist and lyricist Nicky Wire cryptically dedicated the Manics' award to Jeremy Paxman.
When The Nanny Diaries was published in 2002, authors Emma McLaughlin and Nicola Kraus caused ripples of speculation with their satirical portrayal of an anonymous Park Avenue family, referred to cryptically as Mr and Mrs X.