Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun An aura of heightened value, interest, or meaning surrounding something, arising from attitudes and beliefs that impute special power or mystery to it.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun An aura of reverence or mystery stemming from feelings of high value or interest or meaning surrounding a person or thing.
  • noun The aura of mystery surrounding the esoteric knowledge and skills required in certain occupations, or the power of those possessing those skills.

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  • noun An aura of heightened interest, meaning or mystery surrounding a person or thing.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun an aura of heightened value or interest or meaning surrounding a person or thing

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[French, mystical, mystique, from Latin mysticus; see mystic.]

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From French mystique ("a mystic"), from Latin mysticus. See also mystic.

Examples

  • I've always thought that part of the mystique is the campiness ...

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  • Anytime you see a dictator stripped of all the trappings of power, stripped of that cult of personality, stripped really of what I call the mystique of fear, there is a sense of, you know, a profound sort of psychological effect it has on people who are watching, most particularly the Iraqis, who are also sitting in the press gallery.

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  • It has a certain mystique about it, perhaps because its originator is Jim Miekka, a blind physics instructor.

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  • Morelia's mystique is what originally attracted my partner and myself to purchase a home in Morelia three years ago.

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  • It has a certain mystique about it, perhaps because its originator is Jim Miekka, a blind physics instructor.

    Dan Solin: The Hindenburg Omen Crashed

  • Morelia's mystique is what originally attracted my partner and myself to purchase a home in Morelia three years ago.

    Morelia and more!!

  • Morelia's mystique is what originally attracted my partner and myself to purchase a home in Morelia three years ago.

    Morelia and more!!

  • Morelia's mystique is what originally attracted my partner and myself to purchase a home in Morelia three years ago.

    Morelia and more!!

  • Morelia's mystique is what originally attracted my partner and myself to purchase a home in Morelia three years ago.

    Morelia and more!!

  • Morelia's mystique is what originally attracted my partner and myself to purchase a home in Morelia three years ago.

    Morelia and more!!

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