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a person’s look or bearing: a woman of regal mien
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mean – intend: What do you mean?; signify, indicate, imply; malicious: a mean bully
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A Hmong-Mien language spoken by many subgroups of the Yao of China.
1. Bearing or manner, especially as it reveals an inner state of mind: a colonel with an imperious mien.
2. An appearance or aspect. "Eyes fixed in a piercing squint ... his was a mien that made an easy target for political cartoonists" (Nick Kotz).
[Alteration (influenced by French mine, appearance) of Middle English demeine, demeanor, from Old French, from demener, to behave; see demean1.]
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literary a person's manner, bearing, or appearance, expressing personality or mood: a noble mien.
[C16: probably variant of obsolete demean appearance; related to French mine aspect]
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air, bearing, or demeanor, as showing character, feeling, etc.: a person of noble mien.
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|Noun||1.||mien - dignified manner or conduct|
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noun demeanour, look, air, bearing, appearance, aspect, presence, manner, carriage, aura, countenance, deportment his mild manner and aristocratic mien
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1. Behavior through which one reveals one's personality:
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n (liter) → Miene f
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mien[miːn] n (liter) → contegno
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