adjective Also cryp·ti·cal.
Origin of cryptic
Examples from the Web for cryptical
To most of us the Bible has long been a work of profound mystery, cryptical, undecipherable.
The conductor opened the door and bawled a cryptical announcement.
But else, and failing these cryptical or subterraneous currents of communication, for us the record is closed.
Matters were in this cryptical state when the door opened and Father came in.New Treasure Seekers|E. (Edith) Nesbit
Word Origin for cryptic
1630s, "hidden, occult, mystical," from Late Latin crypticus, from Greek kryptikos "fit for concealing," from kryptos "hidden" (see crypt). Meaning "mysterious, enigmatic" is recorded from 1920. Related: Cryptically.