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[mi-steek] /mɪˈstik/

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.)).


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