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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.
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mystified

(ˈmɪstɪˌfaɪd)
adj
very puzzled and confused
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014
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"
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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
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

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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"Mental telepathy, the affinity of souls pitched in the same whatever-you-call-it harmony," the steward mystified. "You see, Killeny an' me are made of the same kind of stuff, only run into different moulds.
"Why?" Mary asked again, feeling more mystified every moment.
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She hung fire so long that I was still more mystified. "He went, too," she brought out at last.
"Why, what name was it?" she asked, somewhat mystified.
D'Arnot was mystified. It seemed incredible that there lived upon earth a full-grown man who had never spoken with a fellow man, and still more preposterous that such a one could read and write.
"Did anyone ever hear the like?" the mystified Marilla wanted to know.
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