[mil-yoo, meel-; French mee-lyœ]
- surroundings, especially of a social or cultural nature: a snobbish milieu.
Origin of milieu
Synonyms for milieu
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Related Words for milieuxambience, surroundings, climate, medium, neighborhood, space, locale, scene, element, sphere, setting, place, location, background, turf, bag, ambient, nabe
- surroundings, location, or setting
Word Origin for milieu
C19: from French, from mi- mid 1 + lieu place
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- The totality of one's surroundings; an environment.
- The social setting of a mental patient.
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