from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. An aura of heightened value, interest, or meaning surrounding something, arising from attitudes and beliefs that impute special power or mystery to it: the cowboy mystique; the mystique of existentialism.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. An aura of heightened interest, meaning or mystery surrounding a person or thing.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. An aura of reverence or mystery stemming from feelings of high value or interest or meaning surrounding a person or thing.
- n. The aura of mystery surrounding the esoteric knowledge and skills required in certain occupations, or the power of those possessing those skills.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. an aura of heightened value or interest or meaning surrounding a person or thing
French, mystical, mystique, from Latin mysticus; see mystic.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From French mystique ("a mystic"), from Latin mysticus. See also mystic. (Wiktionary)