mien


mien

noun \ˈmēn\

: a person's appearance or facial expression

Full Definition of MIEN

1
:  air or bearing especially as expressive of attitude or personality :  demeanor <of aristocratic mien>
2
:  appearance, aspect <dresses of formal mien>

Examples of MIEN

  1. He has the mien of an ancient warrior.
  2. <the stern mien of the librarian suggested that she was not one to put up with any nonsense>

Origin of MIEN

by shortening & alteration from 1demean
First Known Use: 1522

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