What does mystification mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. bewilderment, obfuscation, puzzlement, befuddlement, mystification, bafflement, bemusementnoun

    confusion resulting from failure to understand

  2. mystificationnoun

    something designed to mystify or bewilder

  3. mystification, obfuscationnoun

    the activity of obscuring people's understanding, leaving them baffled or bewildered


  1. mystificationnoun

    The act of mystifying or the condition of being mystified.

  2. mystificationnoun

    A mystifying thing.


  1. mystification

    Mystification is the process of making something unclear or difficult to understand, often intentionally, in order to confuse, bewilder, or obscure the truth. It can also refer to the state of being mystified or the practice of using mysterious or arcane rituals, symbols, or practices.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Mystificationnoun

    the act of mystifying, or the state of being mystied; also, something designed to, or that does, mystify

  2. Etymology: [Cf. F. mystification.]


  1. Mystification

    Mystification is the sixth album released by the band Manilla Road. It was first issued in 1987 on Black Dragon Records, then re-released in 2000 on Sentinel Steel Records. The works of Edgar Allan Poe were the main inspiration for the lyrics of this album.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of mystification in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of mystification in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of mystification in a Sentence

  1. E. B. White:

    A poet's pleasure is to withhold a little of his meaning, to intensify by mystification. He unzips the veil from beauty, but does not remove it.

  2. Eugène Ionesco:

    There is nothing truer than myth: history, in its attempt to realize myth, distorts it, stops halfway; when history claims to have succeeded, this is nothing but humbug and mystification. Everything we dream is realizable. Reality does not have to be: it is simply what it is.

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