1. [syn: cryptic, cryptical, deep, inscrutable, mysterious, mystifying]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
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.
2. To perplex the mind of; to puzzle; to impose upon the
credulity of; to baffle; as, to mystify an opponent.
He took undue advantage of his credulity and
mystified him exceedingly. --Ld.
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
20 Moby Thesaurus words for "mystifying":
baffling, bewildering, bothering, confounding, confusing, dark,
discomposing, disconcerting, dismaying, distracting, disturbing,
embarrassing, enigmatic, intricate, mysterious, perplexing,
perturbing, problematic, puzzling, upsetting