Definition of mystery-mongering in English:

mystery-mongering

noun

derogatory
  • The action or practice of cultivating or encouraging mystery; charlatanical mystification.

adjective

rare, derogatory
  • That deals in or encourages mysteries or mystification.

Origin

Early 20th century. From mystery + mongering. Compare earlier mystery-monger, mystery-mongering<br>early 20th century; earliest use found in William James (1842–1910), philosopher and psychologist. From mystery + mongering.

Pronunciation

mystery-mongering

/ˈmɪst(ə)riˌmʌŋɡ(ə)rɪŋ/