Dictionary.com

mien

[ meen ]
/ min /
Save This Word!

noun

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

QUIZZES

QUIZ YOURSELF ON THE 12 TYPES OF VERB TENSES!

Loosen up your grammar muscles because it’s time to test your knowledge on verb tenses!
Question 1 of 6
The verb tenses can be split into which 3 primary categories?

Meet Grammar Coach

Write or paste your essay, email, or story into Grammar Coach and get grammar helpImprove Your Writing

Meet Grammar Coach

Improve Your Writing
Write or paste your essay, email, or story into Grammar Coach and get grammar help

Origin of mien

1505–15; probably aphetic variant of obsolete demean bearing, demean2; spelled with -ie- to distinguish it from mean2

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH mien

mean, mien
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2021

How to use mien in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for mien

mien
/ (miːn) /

noun

literary a person's manner, bearing, or appearance, expressing personality or mooda noble mien

Word Origin for mien

C16: probably variant of obsolete demean appearance; related to French mine aspect
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
FEEDBACK