a framework of doctrines, ideas, beliefs, or the like, constructed around a person or object, endowing the person or object with enhanced value or profound meaning:
the mystique of Poe.
an aura of mystery or mystical power surrounding a particular occupation or pursuit:
the mystique of nuclear science.
an aura of mystery, power, and awe that surrounds a person or thing: the mystique of the theatre, the mystique of computer programming
1891, “atmosphere of mystery,” from French mystique “a mystic; mystical,” from Latin mysticus (see mystic (adj.)).
[mis-tuh-fahy] /ˈmɪs təˌfaɪ/ verb (used with object), mystified, mystifying. 1. to perplex (a person) by playing upon the person’s credulity; bewilder purposely. 2. to involve in or obscurity. /ˈmɪstɪˌfaɪ/ verb (transitive) -fies, -fying, -fied 1. to confuse, bewilder, or puzzle 2. to make mysterious or obscure v. 1814, from French mystifier (1772), a verb formed […]
mytacism my·ta·cism (mī’tə-sĭz’əm) n. Stammering in which the letter m is frequently substituted for other consonants. Also called mutacism.
[mith] /mɪθ/ noun 1. a traditional or legendary story, usually concerning some being or hero or event, with or without a determinable basis of fact or a natural explanation, especially one that is concerned with deities or demigods and explains some practice, rite, or phenomenon of nature. 2. stories or matter of this kind: realm […]
[mith-i-kuh l] /ˈmɪθ ɪ kəl/ adjective 1. pertaining to, of the nature of, or involving a . 2. dealt with in , as a prehistoric period. 3. dealing with , as writing. 4. existing only in , as a person. 5. without foundation in fact; imaginary; fictitious: The explanation was entirely mythical. /ˈmɪθɪkəl/ adjective 1. […]