mystifier


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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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.mystifier - a particularly baffling problem that is said to have a correct solutionmystifier - a particularly baffling problem that is said to have a correct solution; "he loved to solve chessmate puzzles"; "that's a real puzzler"
problem - a question raised for consideration or solution; "our homework consisted of ten problems to solve"
sudoku - a number puzzle in which the numbers 1 through 9 must be placed into a grid of cells so that each row or column contains only one of each number
acrostic, word square - a puzzle where you fill a square grid with words reading the same down as across
References in classic literature ?
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.
A little older, a little colder: and already are they mystifiers, and mumblers and mollycoddles.
Driss Jamil, est de revenir sur l'impact humain de l'h[R] patite virale et surtout d[R] mystifier ce fl[R] au qui ne cesse de se propager et qui touche 3 millions de Marocains.
4 If you make a mistake, use a spray mystifier and a tanning mitt to rub away any excess tan before it dries into your skin.
Han van Meegeren, Andre Mailfert and Eric Hebbon, Lenain concludes, were paranoid, Tom Keating a mystifier of Gothic-novel proportions.
For the rest, the anima/us is Maya, the creator of illusions, the mystifier, the trickster, the ever-receding mirage of the eternal beloved.
Les mi-caremes changent leurs voix, leurs demarches et leurs mimiques afin de ne pas se faire reconnaitre et mystifier les hotes qui essaient alors de decouvrir qui se cache derriere le masque.
Dans le cas des pretres auteurs, la seduction agit doublement, car non seulement sont-ils sensibles aux motifs qui fondent normalement la pseudonymie (modestie, desir de mystifier la critique, polygraphie, etc.