Wednesday, January 30, 2002
mien noun [MEEN] Manner or bearing, especially as expressive of mood, attitude, or personality; demeanor.
Definitions for mien
- Manner or bearing, especially as expressive of mood, attitude, or personality; demeanor.
- Aspect; appearance.
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Citations for mien
He raised and answered the question with the dispassionate mien of a professor advising a student on a course of study.
For her part, Amy soon learned to cloak her self-assurance and pride in her achievements in a modest mien.
Origin of mien
Mien perhaps derives from French mine, "bearing, expression," from Breton min, "beak, snout," hence "a person's face."