Definition of cryptic:
occult, hollow, uncanny, mystifying, sibyllic, Delphic, mystical, rich, kabbalistic, two-edged, hidden, divinatory, fuliginous, impenetrable, ill-defined, concise, incomprehensible, mantic, recondite, secret, vatic, explain, equivocal, esoteric, inexplicable, opaque, ambiguity, mysterious, study at obscure, mystic, abstruse, double-edged, sibylline, cabalistic, nonsense, inscrutable, obscure, qabalistic, arcane, murky, elliptical, bass, orphic, thick, vatical, deep, cryptical, puzzling, dark, nebulous, knowledge, ambiguous.
- meaningless (part of speech: adjective)
- unintelligible (part of speech: adjective)
I will begin with that of Walter Pater: As we have seen him using incidents of sacred story, not for their own sake, or as mere subjects for pictorial realisation, but as a cryptic language for fancies all his own, so now he found a vent for his thought in taking one of these languid women, and raising her, as Leda or Pomona, as Modesty or Vanity, to the seventh heaven of symbolical expression.- "A Wanderer in Paris", E. V. Lucas.
- "Down the Mother Lode", Vivia Hemphill.
- "Life Blood", Thomas Hoover.