Cryptic and Perplexing


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Cryptic adjective – Being beyond one's powers to know, understand, or explain.
Usage example: puzzled by the cryptic e-mail message left on his computer

Perplexing is a synonym for cryptic in secret topic. In some cases you can use "Perplexing" instead an adjective "Cryptic", when it comes to topics like mysterious, enigmatic.
Nearby Words: crypt, cryptograph, cryptography, cryptographic, cryptically
Synonyms for Cryptic


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Perplexing adjective – Lacking clarity of meaning; causing confusion or perplexity.
Cryptic is a synonym for perplexing. Sometimes you can use "Cryptic" instead an adjective "Perplexing".
Nearby Words: perplex, perplexity, perplexed, perplexedly
Synonyms for Perplexing

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Perplexing or Cryptic. 2016. Accessed February 20, 2020.

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