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.
1. He has issued a short, cryptic statement denying the spying charges.
2. She made a cryptic comment about how the film mirrored her life.
3. He pointed north with a cryptic laugh. " Over there, Beijing. "
老汉神秘地一笑,指着正北的方向说: “ 喏,从那里, 北京. ”
来自汉英文学 - 现代散文
4. My father's notes are more cryptic here.
5. This cryptic saying produced silence, until he spoke again.