Definition of Mystification

1. Noun. Confusion resulting from failure to understand.




2. Noun. Something designed to mystify or bewilder.
Generic synonyms: Artefact, Artifact
Derivative terms: Mystify, Mystify

3. Noun. The activity of obscuring people's understanding, leaving them baffled or bewildered.
Exact synonyms: Obfuscation
Generic synonyms: Activity
Derivative terms: Mystify, Mystify, Obfuscate

Definition of Mystification

1. n. The act of mystifying, or the state of being mystied; also, something designed to, or that does, mystify.

Definition of Mystification

1. Noun. The act of mystifying or the condition of being mystified. ¹

2. Noun. A mystifying thing. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Mystification

1. [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Mystification

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Literary usage of Mystification

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1. Memoirs of Napoleon, His Court and Family by Laure Junot Abrant├Ęs (1854)
"To make game of one's friends, was an amusement of old standing; but now, for the first time, men made the art of mystification, as it was called, ..."

2. Notes and Queries by Martim de Albuquerque (1862)
"However this may be, the reader will probably agree that, as Voltaire himself indulged in mystification about his own writings to an unrivalled extent, ..."

3. The Popular Science Monthly by Harry Houdini Collection (Library of Congress) (1888)
"... and the greater the complication of arrangement of pi and fixtures with the consequent mystification of his patrons, more absolute becomes his power, ..."

4. Mixed Essays by Matthew Arnold (1880)
"... stand written in the hearts and imaginations of all men,' and we shall have the surest rejection of symbol, hieroglyphic, and mystification in poetry. ..."

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