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ˈmɪs təˌfaɪmys·ti·fy

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. perplex, vex, stick, get, puzzle, mystify, baffle, beat, pose, bewilder, flummox, stupefy, nonplus, gravel, amaze, dumbfound(verb)

    be a mystery or bewildering to

    "This beats me!"; "Got me--I don't know the answer!"; "a vexing problem"; "This question really stuck me"

  2. mystify(verb)

    make mysterious

    "mystify the story"


  1. mystify(Verb)

    to thoroughly confuse, befuddle, or bewilder

    Solar eclipses continued to mystify ancient humans for thousands of years.

  2. Origin: From mystifier, from μυστικός + .

Webster Dictionary

  1. Mystify(verb)

    to involve in mystery; to make obscure or difficult to understand; as, to mystify a passage of Scripture

  2. Mystify(verb)

    to perplex the mind of; to puzzle; to impose upon the credulity of ; as, to mystify an opponent

  3. Origin: [F. mystifier, fr. Gr. + L. -ficare (in comp.) to make. See 1st Mystery, and -fy.]


  1. Mystify

    "Mystify" is a song by Australian rock band INXS, and is the fifth single from their 1987 album Kick. The song was written by Andrew Farriss and Michael Hutchence as part of the first sessions for "Kick". The song was first previewed to Australian audiences on the Australian Made tour in January 1987.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of mystify in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of mystify in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of mystify in a Sentence

  1. Douglas Adams, Salmon of Doubt, 2002:

    I find the whole business of religion profoundly interesting. But it does mystify me that otherwise intelligent people take it seriously.

  2. Bob Dylan:

    When you feel in your gut what you are and then dynamically pursue it - don't back down and don't give up - then you're going to mystify a lot of folks.

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