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

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

mean, mien.

appearance, look; carriage.
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mien (miːn)
literary a person's manner, bearing, or appearance, expressing personality or mood: a noble mien
[C16: probably variant of obsolete demean appearance; related to French mine aspect]

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Main Entry:  mien1
Part of Speech:  n
Definition:  demeanor, conduct
Etymology:  shortening and alteration of demean
Main Entry:  mien2
Part of Speech:  n
Definition:  appearance, bearing; manner
Etymology:  shortening and alteration of demean
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Word Origin & History

"facial expression," 1513, shortening of M.E. demean "bearing, demeanor" (see demeanor); infl. by M.Fr. mine "appearance, facial expression," possibly of Celtic origin (cf. Bret. min "beak, muzzle, nose," Ir. men "mouth").
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Example sentences
Voters seemed put off by his gloomy and aloof mien.
Offit is quick-witted, funny, and — despite a generally mild-mannered
  mien — sometimes so assertive as to seem brash.
I'm ever amazed by the undignified mien of many sales reps.
Roberts has a boyish mien, a handsome family and an Indiana upbringing.
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