mystify mystify  /ˈmɪs tə ˌfaɪ/


  1. (v) be a mystery or bewildering to
  2. (v) make mysterious

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  1. First printed in a Scottish poem in 1503, the ancient and awesomely powerful F-bomb continues to mystify lexicographers.
  2. The 624-page book is an extraordinary act of scholarship, the definitive account of an event that continues to fascinate and mystify.
  3. A series of bicentenary exhibitions across France seeks the man behind the Master whose inner world of ambiguity and paradox continues to mystify.



  1. "Frankly, Sheriff Dart's actions mystify me," Craigslist CEO Jim Buckmaster said in a statement.
    on Mar 9, 2009 By: Jim Buckmaster Source: Chicago Sun-Times

  2. "These pictures revolt and mystify me," Defense Minister Jung said. "It is clear that such behavior cannot be tolerated from German soldiers. It runs counter to the values and codes of conduct we try to instill in our soldiers. People who...
    on Oct 25, 2006 By: Franz Josef Jung Source: Deutsche Welle

  3. His predecessor Vaclav Havel said at the opening ceremony in Prague's private DOX gallery late Thursday that "to shock and to mystify is part of modern, postmodern and post-postmodern art."
    on Jun 12, 2009 By: Vaclav Havel Source: AFP

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