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English definition of “cryptic”

cryptic

adjective     /ˈkrɪp.tɪk/
mysterious and difficult to understand: I received a cryptic message through the post.Difficult to understandComplicated and difficult to doPuzzle and confuse cryptically     /-tɪ.kəl.i/ adverb Difficult to understandComplicated and difficult to doPuzzle and confuse
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