Definition of mystique in English:


Line breaks: mys|tique
Pronunciation: /mɪˈstiːk


[mass noun]
1A quality of mystery, glamour, or power associated with someone or something: the mystique surrounding the monarchy
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  • 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.
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
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  • 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.


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

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