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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - The activity of obscuring people's understanding, leaving them baffled or bewildered; Something designed to bewilder; Confusion resulting from failure to understand.

Usage examples (37)
  • A poet's pleasure is to withhold a little of his meaning, to intensify by mystification. He unzips the veil from beauty, but does not remove it.
  • The mystification is artfully explained by the extraordinary likeness of the two sisters.
  • That there are women given to licentiousness who would not lend themselves to very much of what they would call mystification;
  • The mystification is all but transparent. for more
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