mystifying


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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:
Adj.1.mystifying - of an obscure nature; "the new insurance policy is written without cryptic or mysterious terms"; "a deep dark secret"; "the inscrutable workings of Providence"; "in its mysterious past it encompasses all the dim origins of life"- Rachel Carson; "rituals totally mystifying to visitors from other lands"
incomprehensible, inexplicable - incapable of being explained or accounted for; "inexplicable errors"; "left the house at three in the morning for inexplicable reasons"

mystifying

adjective
Difficult to explain or understand:
Translations

mystifying

[ˈmɪstɪfaɪɪŋ] ADJdesconcertante

mystifying

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Upon my honor, I thought you were mystifying me, and I humored the joke.
She made an important and mystifying secret of what she intended doing with her earnings, and Billy teased her about it until the matter passed from his mind.
And not only were these flowers almost blinding in their vivid hues of red and gold, but each one whirled around upon its stalk like a miniature wind-mill, completely dazzling the vision of the beholders and so mystifying them that they knew not which way to turn.
Don't Read This Book Before Bed" is a color photo illustrated collection of scary but true odd or mystifying tales and facts.
Critique: The first volume of a seven-volume black-and-white manga (Japanese graphic novel) series, A Strange and Mystifying Story belongs to the yaoi (male homoerotic) genre, and is expressly rated M for mature readers.
Holy Spirit Mystifying Scriptures" is a collection of digital art impressions based upon quotations from the KJV of the Holy Bible.
Summary: Humpback whales have a mystifying navigational skill that cannot be explained by known theories, a study has found.
The trainer is convinced the five-year-old can put behind him a mystifying poor performance in the Irish Champion Hurdle when he was seventh to Brave Inca.
UCLA's continued ineffectiveness in the red zone was mystifying, especially considering Stanford has the worst run defense in the country.
Case in point is the mystifying popularity of the Honda Element and the Toyota Scion.
Smart, focused works like these and Here in My Car, in which a mystifying array of junk is somehow animated to produce a melancholic projection of a vehicle moving through a rainy city, confirm Burns's reputation for technically accomplished tinkering.
Also on the bill were Timeless Red, a mystifying piece from 1998 that featured Wood as a taunting Victorian go-go dancer, plus a yogi and three fierce women with chairs.