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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
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

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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Une exposition baptisee [beaucoup moins que] Constantine, berceau du soufisme musulman et des chants mystiques [beaucoup plus grand que], a ete inauguree, samedi dernier, a la maison de la culture Malek-Haddad, dans le cadre de la manifestation [beaucoup moins que] Constantine, capitale de la culture arabe 2015 [beaucoup plus grand que].
Le magistere dialogique des femmes mystiques Therese de Jesus et Rabi'a al-'Adawiyya
Il a ete encadre par les grands maEtres de la musique soufie dont le grand maEtre de l'association [beaucoup moins que] Alimam Al Bousairi [beaucoup plus grand que] sous la surveillance de Sheikh Lhaj Mohamed Bennis a la medersa Rachidite et guide spirituellement par les grands professeurs au conservatoire musical de Fes.[beaucoup plus grand que] De meme, Haj Said Berrada, maitre de la Tariqa Al Issawya, fondee a Meknes au XVIeme siecle par Cheikh Sidi Lhadi Ben Aissa, a anime dans une atmosphere spirituelle une nuit ramadanesque sous les chants et aux rythmes mystiques de la Tariqa, vendredi a la villa des arts de Rabat.
A travers la parole et la poesie des grands philosophes et mystiques appartenant aux trois religions monotheistes d'Ibn Tofayl, philosophe et mystique soufi, a Maimonide, penseur et mystique juif, de Raymond Lulle, apologiste chretien et romancier majorquin, a Ibn Arabi , le spectacle evoque l'apogee d'une civilisation andalouse dont le ferment culturel fut la quete d'un amour mystique.
Rose Craddock, 38, ran Mystiques in Bridgend - where one room was converted into a dungeon complete with a cage and stocks - with partner Christopher Williams.
Complete with wooden stocks, shackles and cages, the seedy world of Mystiques pleasure parlour has only, until now, been known to its customers.
Talk to Jose Manuel Machado, newly appointed CEO of Ford Mexico, and he will wax lyrical about three-way catalyzers, proudly noting that his Contours and Mystiques - assembled at Coaotitlan, just north of Mexico City - "are now the cleanest vehicles Ford makes anywhere." If Mexico's drivers (and asthmatics) have reason to be grateful for the $200 million Ford spent effecting this change, they were hardly the intended beneficiaries of the company's largesse.
What bothers me most, however, about this generally useful book is Kimbrell's failure to note links between the definitions of the feminine and masculine mystiques and how the two interact and reinforce either.
Pour se faire, la nuit est un temps convenable pour jouir des moments mystiques et mythiques avec la musique soufie qui ne cesse de drainer des admirateurs.