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mys·tique

 (mĭ-stēk′)
n.
An aura of heightened value, interest, or meaning surrounding something, arising from attitudes and beliefs that impute special power or mystery to it: the cowboy mystique; the mystique of existentialism.

[French, mystical, mystique, from Latin mysticus; see mystic.]

mystique

(mɪˈstiːk)
n
an aura of mystery, power, and awe that surrounds a person or thing: the mystique of the theatre; the mystique of computer programming.
[C20: from French (adj): mystic]

mys•tique

(mɪˈstik)

n.
1. a framework of doctrines, beliefs, etc., constructed around a person or object and lending enhanced value or meaning.
2. an aura of mystery or mystical power surrounding a particular occupation or pursuit.
[1890–95; < French (adj.); see mystic]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.mystique - an aura of heightened value or interest or meaning surrounding a person or thing
air, aura, atmosphere - a distinctive but intangible quality surrounding a person or thing; "an air of mystery"; "the house had a neglected air"; "an atmosphere of defeat pervaded the candidate's headquarters"; "the place had an aura of romance"

mystique

noun fascination, spell, magic, charm, glamour, awe, charisma His book destroyed the mystique of monarchy.
Translations

mystique

[mɪsˈtiːk] Nmística f

mystique

[mɪˈstiːk] nmystère m
the mystique that surrounds fine art → le mystère qui entoure les beaux-arts

mystique

ngeheimnisvoller Nimbus; modern women have little mystique, there is little mystique about modern womendie moderne Frau hat wenig Geheimnisvolles an sich

mystique

[mɪsˈtiːk] nfascino
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