Definitions for: Mystification


[n] the activity of obscuring people's understanding, leaving them baffled or bewildered
[n] something designed to mystify or bewilder
[n] confusion resulting from failure to understand



Webster (1913) Definition: Mys`ti*fi*ca"tion, n. [Cf. F. mystification.]
The act of mystifying, or the state of being mystied; also,
something designed to, or that does, mystify.

The reply of Pope seems very much as though he had been
playing off a mystification on his Grace. --De Quincey.

Synonyms: bafflement, befuddlement, bemusement, bewilderment, obfuscation, obfuscation, puzzlement

See Also: activity, artefact, artifact, confusion, disarray, mental confusion

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