mystique mystique  /mɪs ˈtik/

Definition(s):

  • (n) an aura of heightened value or interest or meaning surrounding a person or thing

Usage(s):

  1. Wall Street and Fort Knox are still there, of course, but their mystique is fading fast.
  2. There goes their mystique, and possibly the lucrative cottage industry they had developed.
  3. Among Broadways musical classics, South Pacific has long had a special mystique.

News

  1. Charles Saatchi: The Reclusive Art Collector Behind a British Ruckus

    For a guy who has made dozens of artists famous, including Damien Hirst and Tracey Emin, Charles Saatchi is quite reclusive. This is usually a shrewd business move in the art market; talking too much can detract from the mystique of the work or the artist. But it’s a definite minus for a husband who is photographed with his hands at his wife’s throat, especially if that wife is famous. In a ...
    on June 18, 2013     Source: Time Magazine

  2. Steele: Big 12 is No. 2, trails you-know-who

    If you've been without an internet connection since Alabama clinched the SEC's seventh consecutive national title in January, you might not have noticed a bit of saber-rattling on the part of Big 12 coaches. Bob Stoops started the parade by trumpeting the Big 12's depth and said the SEC's mystique and reputation are attributable in part to "propaganda." Texas coach Mack Brown later patted Stoops ...
    on June 17, 2013     Source: ESPN Blogs

  3. Central comes close but can't dent Smith, Milford

    TAUNTON -- The mystique of Shannon Smith was daunting. The reality was even more daunting. The Milford High senior pitcher, a three-time state Gatorade Player of the Year bound for the University of Kentucky next season, struck out nine of the first
    on June 13, 2013     Source: The Eagle-Tribune

Quotes

  1. Tony Dungy calls it "the Patriots Mystique" and acknowledges it's something he and the Indianapolis Colts have to overcome to get to their first Super Bowl.
    on Jan 19, 2007 By: Tony Dungy Source: Forbes

  2. "He was and will remain a part of the fabric of our lives and of the Raider mystique and legacy," Raiders owner Al Davis said. "We loved him and he loved us. We will miss him."
    on Aug 21, 2008 By: Al Davis Source: Forbes

  3. "There's such a mystique about it," Ogilvy said Monday. "It's just so hard to imagine a place like this when you grow up in Australia and see it on TV. It's so far-fetched."
    on Apr 3, 2007 By: Geoff Ogilvy Source: International Herald Tribune

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