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mystique

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noun mys·tique \mi-ˈstēk\

Simple Definition of mystique

  • : a special quality that makes a person or thing interesting or exciting

Full Definition of mystique

  1. 1 :  an air or attitude of mystery and reverence developing around something or someone

  2. 2 :  the special esoteric skill essential in a calling or activity

Examples of mystique

  1. There's a certain mystique to people who fight fires.

  2. No one has been able to copy the legendary singer's mystique.

  3. the mystique of mountain climbing



Origin of mystique

French, from mystique, adjective, mystic, from Latin mysticus


First Known Use: 1891



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