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someone or something that has an aura of mystery or mystical power
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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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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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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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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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noun fascination, spell, magic, charm, glamour, awe, charisma His book destroyed the mystique of monarchy.
Collins Thesaurus of the English Language – Complete and Unabridged 2nd Edition. 2002 © HarperCollins Publishers 1995, 2002
mystique[mɪsˈtiːk] N → mística 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] n → mystère m
the mystique that surrounds fine art → le mystère qui entoure les beaux-arts
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007
mystique[mɪsˈtiːk] n → fascino
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995