mystifying
[ mis-tuh-fahy-ing ]
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Part of SpeechadjectiveOrigin + Etymology
Early-19th century; from the French mystifier, formed irregularly from mystique "mystic" or from mystère "mystery"
Synonyms
adjective
bafflingcrypticequivocalesotericincomprehensible
Antonyms
adjective
clearcomprehensiblecomprehendibleintelligible
Definition
adjectiveto perplex (a person) by playing upon the person's credulity; bewilder purposely
Examples
adjectiveA) The magician's last trick was mystifying to the entire audience. B) The suspenseful ending to the amusement park ride had a mystifying effect on everyone who rode it.
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