mense

[ mens ]
/ mɛns /
British Dialect

noun

propriety; discretion.

verb (used with object), mensed, mens·ing.

to adorn; bring honor to; grace.

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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 man1, -ish1

OTHER WORDS FROM mense

mense·ful, adjectivemense·less, adjective
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