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Definition of Mystifying

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mysterious; inscrutable; hard to understand; difficult to explain; cryptic
cause to be mysterious, make obscure; perplex, puzzle, cause a person to be unable to understand
Mystifying Definition from Language, Idioms & Slang Dictionaries & Glossaries
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
(p. pr. & vb. n.)
of Mystify
  
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mystifying
mytilene n : an island of eastern greece in the eastern aegean sea; in antiquity it was famous for lyric poetry [syn: lesbos, lesvos, mytilene]



WordNet 2.0

Adjective
1. of an obscure nature; "the new insurance policy is written without cryptic or mysterious terms"; "a deep dark secret"; "the inscrutible 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"
(synonym) cryptic, cryptical, deep, inscrutable, mysterious
(similar) inexplicable, incomprehensible

Verb
1. be a mystery or bewildering to; "This beats me!"; "Got me--I don't know the answer!"; "a vexing problem"; "This question really stuck me"
(synonym) perplex, vex, stick, get, puzzle, baffle, beat, pose, bewilder, flummox, stupefy, nonplus, gravel, amaze, dumbfound
(hypernym) confuse, throw, fox, befuddle, fuddle, bedevil, confound, discombobulate
(hyponym) stump, mix up
(derivation) mystification
2. make mysterious; "mystify the story"
(antonym) demystify
(hypernym) obscure, bedim, overcloud
(derivation) bewilderment, obfuscation, puzzlement, befuddlement, mystification, bafflement, bemusement
Mystifying Definition from Encyclopedia Dictionaries & Glossaries
Wikipedia English - The Free Encyclopedia
Deception, beguilement, deceit, bluff, mystification and subterfuge are acts to propagate beliefs that are not true, or not the whole truth (as in half-truths or omission). Deception can involve dissimulation, propaganda, and sleight of hand, as well as distraction, camouflage, or concealment. There is also self-deception, as in bad faith.

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