Mystified
Mystify Mys"ti*fy, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Mystified}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Mystifying}.] [F. mystifier, fr. Gr. ? + L. -ficare (in comp.) to make. See 1st {Mystery}, and {-fy}.] 1. To involve in mystery; to make obscure or difficult to understand; as, to mystify a passage of Scripture. [1913 Webster]

2. To perplex the mind of; to puzzle; to impose upon the credulity of; to baffle; as, to mystify an opponent. [1913 Webster]

He took undue advantage of his credulity and mystified him exceedingly. --Ld. Campbell. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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