- The definition of mien is your manner, how your conduct yourself and your outlook.
The way you act and look at the world are an example of your mien.
mien definition by Webster's New World
- a way of carrying and conducting oneself; manner
- a way of looking; appearance
Origin: aphetic for demean, but altered by associated, association with French mine, look, air ; from Breton min, muzzle, beak
mien definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- Bearing or manner, especially as it reveals an inner state of mind: “He was a Vietnam veteran with a haunted mien” (James Traub).
- An appearance or aspect.
Origin: Alteration (influenced by French mine, appearance) of Middle English demeine, demeanor, from Old French, from demener, to behave; see demean1.