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mien

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noun

air, bearing, or demeanor, as showing character, feeling, etc.: a man of noble mien.

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Origin of mien

1505–15; probably aphetic variant of obsolete demean bearing, demean2; spelled with -ie- to distinguish it from mean2
mean, mien
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British Dictionary definitions for mien

mien
/ (miːn) /

noun

literary a person's manner, bearing, or appearance, expressing personality or mooda noble mien
C16: probably variant of obsolete demean appearance; related to French mine aspect
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