- 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.
- 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
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- 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.