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mys·ti·fy

 (mĭs′tə-fī′)
tr.v. mys·ti·fied, mys·ti·fy·ing, mys·ti·fies
1. To confuse or bewilder. See Synonyms at perplex.
2. To make obscure or mysterious: "What had been for ages mundane would soon become mystified in the minds of most Americans" (Ann Vileisis).

[French mystifier : mystère, mystery (from Latin mystērium; see mystery1) + -fier, -fy.]

mys′ti·fi′er n.
mys′ti·fy′ing·ly adv.

mystified

(ˈmɪstɪˌfaɪd)
adj
very puzzled and confused
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.mystified - totally perplexed and mixed upmystified - totally perplexed and mixed up; "all this duncical nonsense has my brains metagrobolized"- Wall Street Journal
perplexed - full of difficulty or confusion or bewilderment; "perplexed language"; "perplexed state of the world"
Translations

mystified

[ˈmɪstɪfaɪd] ADJperplejo, desconcertado
I was mystifiedme quedé perplejo or desconcertado
he had a mystified look on his facese le notaba en la cara que estaba perplejo or desconcertado, tenía cara de perplejidad or desconcierto

mystified

adj person, look, frownverblüfft; she was mystified about ites verblüffte sie, es war ihr rätselhaft or ein Rätsel; I am mystified as to how this could happenes ist mir ein Rätsel, wie das passieren konnte
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