Wednesday, January 30, 2002
mien noun [meen] air, bearing, or demeanor, as showing character, feeling, etc.: a man of noble mien.
Definitions for mien
- air, bearing, or demeanor, as showing character, feeling, etc.: a man of noble mien.
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Citations for mien
She is lovely, the hair, makeup and costumes are excellent, but the actress works so hard to recreate the movie star’s voice, mien and magic that the distance is only magnified.
His manners in private were even more mild and attractive than in public; for there was a certain dignity in his mien during his lecture which in his own house was replaced by the greatest affability and kindness.
Origin of mien
Mien is most likely a shortening of the word demean meaning "to conduct oneself in a specified manner." It entered English in the 1500s.