mystified mystified  /ˈmɪs tə ˌfaɪd/

Definition(s):

  1. (adj) totally perplexed and mixed up
  2. (v) be a mystery or bewildering to
  3. (v) make mysterious

Usage(s):

  1. Barney's removable dentures mystified his examiners; so did the dissimilarity between his skin and his wife'she is a Negro; she.
  2. Others seem mystified by the choice to eliminate one of the chain's key identifying features.
  3. Many are just as wise as the business journalists, but they devote their wisdom to the minutiae of campaign strategy and are mystified to the point of terror about economics.

News

  1. Scientists solve riddle of strangely behaving magnetic material

    Materials scientists have found an accurate way to explain the magnetic properties of a lanthanum-cobalt-oxygen compound that has mystified the scientific community for decades.
    on June 21, 2013     Source: Science Daily

  2. Just thinking

    To the Editor: Like most, I am fascinated, mystified and quite puzzled by dreams. Why do we have them? Where do they come from? What is their purpose? I believe that the brain and the mind are only the recipients and receivers of transmissions from somewhere else, but their purpose will continue to... [This is a summary. To read the full article on SouthPhillyReview.com, click the headline above.]
    on June 20, 2013     Source: South Philly Review

  3. Joss Stone: Kidnap and Murder Plot "Was a Bit Harsh and a Little Odd"

    Joss Stone remains less horrified than mystified as to why anyone would want her dead. And in such a brutal manner. Two months after 35-year-old Kevin Liverpool and 32-year-old Junior...
    on June 20, 2013     Source: E! Online

Quotes

  1. "I am both thrilled and slightly mystified," said Sheen, 39. "But very grateful. It'll be nice to meet the real Queen at last."
    on Dec 30, 2008 By: Michael Sheen Source: Independent

  2. "I was mystified why he was not brought into the picture sooner, and frankly, I was frustrated about it," Pryor said.
    on Jun 28, 2010 By: David Pryor Source: The Associated Press

  3. In a statement, Fleury said, "I'm shocked and mystified. Imagine somebody who commits that kind of crime being pardoned."
    on Apr 5, 2010 By: Theo Fleury Source: Seattle Times

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