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3 definitions found
 for mystifying
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Mystify \Mys"ti*fy\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Mystified; p. pr. &
     vb. n. Mystifying.] [F. mystifier, fr. Gr. ? + L. -ficare
     (in comp.) to make. See 1st Mystery, and -fy.]
     1. To involve in mystery; to make obscure or difficult to
        understand; as, to mystify a passage of Scripture.
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     2. To perplex the mind of; to puzzle; to impose upon the
        credulity of; to baffle; as, to mystify an opponent.
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              He took undue advantage of his credulity and
              mystified him exceedingly.            --Ld.
                                                    Campbell.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  mystifying
      adj 1: 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" [syn: cryptic,
             cryptical, deep, inscrutable, mysterious,
             mystifying]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  20 Moby Thesaurus words for "mystifying":
     baffling, bewildering, bothering, confounding, confusing, dark,
     discomposing, disconcerting, dismaying, distracting, disturbing,
     embarrassing, enigmatic, intricate, mysterious, perplexing,
     perturbing, problematic, puzzling, upsetting
  
  

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