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  1. propriety; discretion.

verb (used with object),mensed, mens·ing.
  1. to adorn; bring honor to; grace.

Origin of mense

1490–1500; variant (north) of mensk,Middle English menske courtesy, honor <Old Norse menska humanity, cognate with Old English menniscu literally, the human state; akin to mensch. See man, -ish1

Other words from mense

  • menseful, adjective
  • menseless, adjective

Words Nearby mense Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

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