Antonyms of adj cryptic

3 senses of cryptic

Sense 1
cryptic, cryptical, deep, inscrutable, mysterious, mystifying -- (of an obscure nature; "the new insurance policy is written without cryptic or mysterious terms"; "a deep dark secret"; "the inscrutable workings of Providence"; "in its mysterious past it encompasses all the dim origins of life"- Rachel Carson; "rituals totally mystifying to visitors from other lands")

INDIRECT (VIA inexplicable) -> explicable -- (capable of being explicated or accounted for; "explicable behavior")

Sense 2
cabalistic, kabbalistic, qabalistic, cryptic, cryptical, sibylline -- (having a secret or hidden meaning; "cabalistic symbols engraved in stone"; "cryptic writings"; "thoroughly sibylline in most of his pronouncements"- John Gunther)

INDIRECT (VIA esoteric) -> exoteric -- (suitable for the general public; "writings of an exoteric nature")

Sense 3
cryptic -- (having a puzzling terseness; "a cryptic note")

INDIRECT (VIA concise) -> prolix -- (tediously prolonged or tending to speak or write at great length; "editing a prolix manuscript"; "a prolix lecturer telling you more than you want to know")

Similarity of adj cryptic

3 senses of cryptic

Sense 1
cryptic, cryptical, deep, inscrutable, mysterious, mystifying -- (of an obscure nature; "the new insurance policy is written without cryptic or mysterious terms"; "a deep dark secret"; "the inscrutable workings of Providence"; "in its mysterious past it encompasses all the dim origins of life"- Rachel Carson; "rituals totally mystifying to visitors from other lands")
       => inexplicable (vs. explicable), incomprehensible -- (incapable of being explained or accounted for; "inexplicable errors"; "left the house at three in the morning for inexplicable reasons")

Sense 2
cabalistic, kabbalistic, qabalistic, cryptic, cryptical, sibylline -- (having a secret or hidden meaning; "cabalistic symbols engraved in stone"; "cryptic writings"; "thoroughly sibylline in most of his pronouncements"- John Gunther)
       => esoteric (vs. exoteric) -- (confined to and understandable by only an enlightened inner circle; "a compilation of esoteric philosophical theories")

Sense 3
cryptic -- (having a puzzling terseness; "a cryptic note")
       => concise (vs. prolix) -- (expressing much in few words; "a concise explanation")

2022, Cloud WordNet Browser