Mystifier



[mis-tuh-fahy] /ˈmɪs təˌfaɪ/

verb (used with object), mystified, mystifying.
1.
to perplex (a person) by playing upon the person’s credulity; bewilder purposely.
2.
to involve in or obscurity.
/ˈmɪstɪˌfaɪ/
verb (transitive) -fies, -fying, -fied
1.
to confuse, bewilder, or puzzle
2.
to make mysterious or obscure
v.

1814, from French mystifier (1772), a verb formed irregularly from mystique “a mystic” (see mystic (adj.)) + -fier (see -fy). Related: Mystified; mystifying.

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