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mystique

someone or something that has an aura of mystery or mystical power
Not to be confused with:
mystic – pertaining to esoteric, otherworldly, or occult practices; a person who claims to have insight into mysteries not understood by ordinary people
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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.]
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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]
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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]
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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"
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mystique

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

mystique

[mɪsˈtiːk] Nmística f
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

mystique

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

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

[mɪsˈtiːk] nfascino
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995
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SOCS1, COMMD1, and PDLIM2 catalyze K48-linked polyubiquitination and facilitate proteasomal degradation of p65/RelA [96-100].
In addition to these signalling molecules, the transcription factor NF-[kappa]B is suppressed by B-Cell Lymphoma 3-Encoded Protein (Bcl-3), NF-[kappa]B Inhibitor Delta (IkBNS), Nuclear Receptor Related 1 (Nurr1), Activating Transcription Factor 3 (ATF3), and PDZ and LIM Domain Protein 2 (PDLIM2) [100].