Definition of Mystify

1. Verb. Be a mystery or bewildering to. "The good news will mystify her"; "This question really stuck me"




2. Verb. Make mysterious. "Mystify the story"
Generic synonyms: Blot Out, Hide, Obliterate, Obscure, Veil
Antonyms: Demystify
Derivative terms: Mystery, Mystification, Mystification, Mystification

Definition of Mystify

1. v. t. To involve in mystery; to make obscure or difficult to understand; as, to mystify a passage of Scripture.

Definition of Mystify

1. Verb. (transitive) to thoroughly confuse, befuddle, or bewilder ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Mystify

1. to perplex [v -FIED, -FYING, -FIES] - See also: perplex

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Mystify

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mysticly
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mystifications
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mystify (current term)
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myth
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mythconception

Literary usage of Mystify

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1. My Sixty Years on the Plains, Trapping, Trading, and Indian Fighting by William Thomas Hamilton (1905)
"I mystify Washakie. Indian Horsemanship. The Shoshones. Beaver Trapping. My First Bear. A Lesson in Bear Shooting. Fascination of the Mountain Life. ..."

2. The Indebtedness of Chaucer's Troilus and Criseyde to Guido Delle Colonne's by George Livingstone Hamilton (1903)
"... a plagiarist.2 He believed that by Lollius, Boccaccio was intended, — a deliberate expedient used elsewhere by the English poet to mystify his readers. ..."

3. How Motion Pictures are Made by Homer Croy (1918)
"VIII THE THINGS THAT mystify AUDIENCES WITH the disappearance of the trick film for purposes of pure trickery, there came into use means and methods of ..."

4. A Portion of the Journal Kept by Thomas Raikes, Esq., from 1831 to 1847 by Thomas Raikes (1856)
"The French, though they mystify their returns of killed, are losing many men daily in the trenches before Antwerp. Gerard has called up the reserve. ..."

5. Two Prize Essays on Juvenile Delinquency by Micaiah Hill, Caroline Frances Cornwallis (1853)
"... mind of the reader will be that it is worse than idle to mystify the philosophy of juvenile depravity and consequent increase of juvenile delinquency. ..."

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