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mystique  (mɪˈstiːk



  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'

The slight greying at his temples only added charm, and the scars and limp added mystique.
Lawson, Jonell Roses are for the Rich
At Miss Blanche's the whole process of fashion was treated with a kind of mystique.
Pacter, Trudi Yellow Bird
`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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