Cryptic vs Involved - What's the difference?
| Related terms
Cryptic is a related term of involved.
As adjectives the difference between cryptic and involved
is that cryptic
is having hidden meaning while involved
As a noun cryptic
is (informal) a cryptic crossword.
As a verb involved is
* cryptick (obsolete)
Having hidden meaning.
Mystified or of an obscure nature.
Involving use of code or cipher/cypher.
(zoology) Well camouflaged; having good camouflage.
- Her [nature's] more cryptic ways of working.
- Lonomia caterpillars are extremely cryptic .
(informal) A cryptic crossword.
* 1996 , Mary McCarthy, Remember Me (page 85)
* 2009 , Bill Taylor, Building a crossword'' (in ''Toronto Star , 1 February 2009)
- He settled down to the cryptic in the Independent . He loved his crossword. It kept him mentally active, just as gossip did his wife.
- This writer has been solving cryptics for 40 years and can usually crack Araucaria, though it might take a couple of days.
* 1915 ,
- He related an involved story about every ancestor since 1895.
Associated with others, be a participant or make someone be a participant (in a crime, process, etc.)
- Miss Price told him a long, involved story, which made out that Mrs. Otter, a humdrum and respectable little person, had scabrous intrigues.
- He was involved in the project for three years.
- He got involved in a bar fight.
Having an affair with someone.
- When the family wrapped up my father's will, no one tried to make me feel involved .
- The explanation involved potatoes, squirrels, and race cars.