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mystique

Line breaks: mys|tique
Pronunciation: /mɪˈstiːk
 
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Definition of mystique in English:

noun

[mass noun]
1A quality of mystery, glamour, or power associated with someone or something: the mystique surrounding the monarchy
More example sentences
  • As a child, there was some mystique associated with a power outage.
  • His glamour and mystique remain as potent now as they were at their height in 1921.
  • Much mystery and mystique surrounds opinion polling and focus groups conducted for political parties.
Synonyms
charisma, glamour, romance, mystery, fascination, magic, spell, charm, appeal, allure, awe
1.1An air of secrecy surrounding a particular activity or subject that makes it impressive or baffling to those without specialized knowledge: eliminating the mystique normally associated with computers
More example sentences
  • I suppose that it's because there's this mystique and marvel surrounding astronauts and trips into space, you know?
  • The legal system's terms and mystique create an impression of complexity and unapproachability.
  • These products are surrounded by considerable mystique and are often outrageously expensive.

Origin

late 19th century: from French, from Old French (see mystic).

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