mystification


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mys·ti·fi·ca·tion

 (mĭs′tə-fĭ-kā′shən)
n.
1. The act or an instance of mystifying.
2. The fact or condition of being mystified.
3. Something intended to mystify.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.mystification - confusion resulting from failure to understandmystification - confusion resulting from failure to understand
confusedness, disarray, mental confusion, muddiness, confusion - a mental state characterized by a lack of clear and orderly thought and behavior; "a confusion of impressions"
2.mystification - something designed to mystify or bewilder
artefact, artifact - a man-made object taken as a whole
3.mystification - the activity of obscuring people's understanding, leaving them baffled or bewildered
activity - any specific behavior; "they avoided all recreational activity"

mystification

noun
Translations

mystification

[ˌmɪstɪfɪˈkeɪʃən] N
1. (= mystery) → misterio m
why all the mystification?¿por qué tanto misterio?
2. (= confusion) → perplejidad f
my mystification increasedcreció mi perplejidad

mystification

n (= bafflement)Verwunderung f, → Verblüffung f; (= act of bewildering)Verwirrung f

mystification

[ˌmɪstɪfɪˈkeɪʃn] n (bewilderment) → perplessità f inv
References in classic literature ?
MONTGOMERY interrupted my tangle of mystification and suspicion about one o'clock, and his grotesque attendant followed him with a tray bearing bread, some herbs and other eatables, a flask of whiskey, a jug of water, and three glasses and knives.
If it was easy to reflect, however, that such a boy could postpone school, it was at least as marked that for such a boy to have been "kicked out" by a schoolmaster was a mystification without end.
Adelaide Curtis, of Albany, was the artist's wife's mother,--but then I looked upon the whole address as a mystification, intended especially for myself.
Therefore, my good madam,' said Mr Meagles, at great pains to restrain himself, 'I hope I may, without offence, ask to have no such mystification played off upon me.
After several vain attempts to comprehend the motives of these two droll old creatures for inviting me to join them at their gouter, I at last fairly gave it up, and resigning myself to inevitable mystification, I sat and looked first at one, then at the other, taking care meantime to do justice to the confitures, cakes, and coffee, with which they amply supplied me.
cried the king, almost indignant at what he considered a mystification.
The result, of course, was that the young girl who was the centre of this elaborate system of mystification remained the more inscrutable for her very frankness and assurance.
A calm gravity seemed to surround the doctor's entire person, and no one would dream that he could become the agent of any mystification, however harmless.
I can tell you this--you only discovered my mother in her own character when I put an end to the mystification by presenting you to each other.
Still, she reflected, these sorts of skill are almost exclusively masculine; women neither practice them nor know how to value them; and one's husband's proficiency in this direction might legitimately increase one's respect for him, since mystification is no bad basis for respect.
The cardinal is not the man to forget a mystification until he has settled account with the mystifier; and the mystifier appears to me to have the air of being a certain young Gascon of my acquaintance.
He explained that even if never a dollar were to come to him from the other house he would nevertheless cherish this one; and he dwelt, further, while they lingered and wandered, on the fact of the stupefaction he was already exciting, the positive mystification he felt himself create.