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mystique (mɪˈstiːk Pronunciation for mystique



  1. an aura of mystery, power, and awe that surrounds a person or thing   ⇒ the mystique of the theatre, the mystique of computer programming

Word Origin

C20: from French (adj): mystic

Translations for 'mystique'

  • British English: mystique If there is a mystique about someone or something, they are thought to be special and people do not know much about them. NOUNHis book destroyed the mystique of monarchy.
  • Brazilian Portuguese: mística
  • Chinese: 神秘感神秘祕感
  • European Spanish: misterio
  • French: mystique
  • German: geheimnisvoller Nimbus
  • Italian: fascino
  • Japanese: 神秘性
  • Korean: 신비로운 분위기
  • Portuguese: mística
  • Spanish: misterio

Example Sentences Including 'mystique'

A tribute to the feminine mystique , it signalled to the world Dinnigan had not buckled under the pressure -- her designs had blossomed.
The Australian (2005)
At Miss Blanche's the whole process of fashion was treated with a kind of mystique.
Pacter, Trudi Yellow Bird
Brinberg is poking fun at the Streisand mystique rather than the woman herself.
Times, Sunday Times (2002)
Here was a factor as much responsible for creating a mystique about the house as was the design of the house itself.
Times, Sunday Times (2001)
In stepping out of 10 Janpath and scrambling for power she demolished her own mystique.
India Today (1999)
She felt that the very exclusivity of the Palace added to the mystique of monarchy.
Brian Hoey HER MAJESTY: 50 Regal Years (2001)
The slight greying at his temples only added charm, and the scars and limp added mystique.
Lawson, Jonell Roses are for the Rich
The traditions and mystique of Scotch equated to multiple yen signs.
New Zealand Herald (2004)
`What's the mystique , as you call it, of this black and magenta, then?
Tapply, William G The Dutch Blue Error


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