Definition of mystification
1a : an act or instance of mystifyingb : an obscuring especially of capitalist or social dynamics (as by making them equivalent to natural laws) that is seen in Marxist thought as an impediment to critical consciousness the mystification of the sources of wealth — Henry Staten
2 : the quality or state of being mystified
3 : something designed to mystify
Examples of mystification in a Sentence
the new information did little to ease our mystification
an event that is one of the great mystifications in all of maritime history
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Writing about writing can be a tough trick to pull off without descending into cliches about troubled geniuses or mystification of the creative process itself or even pandering about the nobility of books and the people who read them.
From Donald Trump to Brexit to Marine Le Pen, one thing that unites the unhappy West is a profound sense of mystification.
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