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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
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.]
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]
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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