verb (used with object), mys·ti·fied, mys·ti·fy·ing.
Origin of mystify
Examples from the Web for mystification
His strange disposition and tastes were a source of continual astonishment and mystification to the old people.George Borrow in East Anglia|William A. Dutt
Balzac's genius for skilfully-combined photographic detail explains his strange power of mystification.Hours in a Library, Volume I. (of III.)|Leslie Stephen
But in matters of information he was trustworthy, his passion for fact overcoming his love of mystification.For Fortune and Glory|Lewis Hough
His mystification had, as before, driven him into perplexities upon which he had never calculated.Alexander Pope|Leslie Stephen
His mystification was so genuine that Joe knew that his shot, fired at random, had missed the mark.Baseball Joe, Home Run King|Lester Chadwick
British Dictionary definitions for mystification
verb -fies, -fying or -fied (tr)
Word Origin for mystify
Word Origin and History for mystification (1 of 2)
1815, from French mystification, noun of action from mystifier (see mystify).