from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The ability of an organism to avoid observation

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Concealment. See extract.
  • n. A term used in the discussions of the seventeenth century to designate Christ's possession of divine omnipotence and divine omniscience, with conscious restraint in the use of them.


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  • Like words that hide in ellipsis

    Or planets obscured by eclipses,

    Some peace-seeking prey

    Have mastered a way

    To thrive under threat using crypsis.

    February 22, 2017

  • A word way more cryptic than cryptic (its adjective form).

    February 27, 2010