- Mystique is an aura of mystery or an air of secrecy surrounding something or someone that makes the person or thing seem very intriguing.
A mysterious and intriguing man in your life who you cannot quite figure out and who fascinates you is an example of someone with mystique.
a complex of somewhat mystical attitudes and feelings surrounding some person, institution, activity, etc.
Origin of mystiqueFrench mystic
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.
Origin of mystiqueFrench, mystical, mystique, from Latin mysticus; see mystic.
(usually uncountable, plural mystiques)