[ mi-steek ]
/ mɪˈstik /


a framework of doctrines, ideas, beliefs, or the like, constructed around a person or object, endowing the person or object with enhanced value or profound meaning: the mystique of Poe.
an aura of mystery or mystical power surrounding a particular occupation or pursuit: the mystique of nuclear science.

Origin of mystique

1890–95; < French (adj.); see mystic Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

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British Dictionary definitions for mystique

/ (mɪˈstiːk) /


an aura of mystery, power, and awe that surrounds a person or thingthe mystique of the theatre; the mystique of computer programming

Word Origin for mystique

C20: from French (adj): mystic
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