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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.
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Adv.1.cryptically - in a cryptic manner; "we will meet again," he said cryptically
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Translations

cryptically

[ˈkrɪptɪkəlɪ] ADVenigmáticamente, de forma críptica
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

cryptically

[ˈkrɪptɪkəli] adv (= mysteriously) [say, reply] → de façon énigmatiquecryptic crossword nmots mpl croisés (dont les définitions sont données sous forme d'énigmes)
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

cryptically

advhintergründig, rätselhaft, schleierhaft; cryptically worded (letter, remark)hintergründig etc formuliert; clueverschlüsselt formuliert
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007

cryptically

[ˈkrɪptɪklɪ] adv (see adj) → in modo oscuro, in modo enigmatico
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995
References in classic literature ?
"How and when, Bunny, you know as well as I do," said he, cryptically. "And at last you shall hear the honest why and wherefore.
"I have a key," said Hirst cryptically. His chin was still upon his knees and his eyes fixed in front of him.
'So I will simply say we would eagerly spend more time with the show's beloved characters,' he cryptically said.
"Our preparation is about making sure the players peak for the World Cup," he said cryptically. "It's not about being ready now for it.
A dentist by profession with nothing to do with the world of cricket other than being the boss of a man who led the team to its only World Cup win, the Commander-in-Chief of the Pakistan armed forces threw shade at a 22-year-old boy, cryptically saying "one of our batsmen was too slow for T20" before going on to slam the team's pace attack in the same breath saying "our bowlers could not bowl slower balls."
The 30-year-old clarified the situation, explaining there's no issue with Eck - who was simply trying to protect his family's privacy when he cryptically referred to needing players to have "the right mentality".
But Guardioa was reticent to discuss whether Toure would be involved at Arsenal, saying cryptically: "Depends on him.
19 (ANI): After a political slugfest erupted on the 'office of profit' case, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, on Friday, said cryptically that history was a witness that truth has always triumphed in the end.
Phoenix Suns guard Eric Bledsoe somewhat cryptically tweeted "I don't want to be here," Sunday night, and on Monday afternoon the team sent the player home after a meeting, according to (http://www.espn.com/nba/story/_/id/21127746/eric-bledsoe-sent-home-meeting-phoenix-suns) ESPN . 
She was some sort of spy, our teacher told us cryptically, and she died for our country.