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 of mienaphetic for demean, but altered by associated, association with French mine, look, air from Breton min, muzzle, beak
- Bearing or manner, especially as it reveals an inner state of mind: a colonel with an imperious mien.
- An appearance or aspect. “Eyes fixed in a piercing squint … his was a mien that made an easy target for political cartoonists” ( Nick Kotz )
Origin of mienAlteration ( influenced by French mine appearance ) of Middle English demeine demeanor from Old French from demener to behave ; see demean 1.
A Hmong-Mien language spoken by many subgroups of the Yao of China.
(countable and uncountable, plural miens)