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Meaning of MYSTIFICATION

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  the activity of obscuring people's understanding, leaving them baffled or bewildered
  2. [n]  something designed to mystify or bewilder
  3. [n]  confusion resulting from failure to understand
 

MYSTIFICATION is a 13 letter word that starts with M.

 

 Synonyms: bafflement, befuddlement, bemusement, bewilderment, obfuscation, obfuscation, puzzlement
 
 See Also: activity, artefact, artifact, confusion, disarray, mental confusion

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Mys`ti*fi*ca"tion\, n. [Cf. F. mystification.]
The act of mystifying, or the state of being mystied; also,
something designed to, or that does, mystify.

      The reply of Pope seems very much as though he had been
      playing off a mystification on his Grace. --De Quincey.

 
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