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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

The external appearance or manner of a person.

Usage examples (31)
  • A reserved mien was required to join the social club on campus.
  • The dogs got nothing, though they watched with wistful mien from a distance, sitting up in the snow, their tails curled around their paws.
  • Obsolete form of "mien": air, bearing, carriage or manner, as expressing character or mood; appearance; expression.
  • She commanded, with firm voice and unfaltering mien. for more
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  • Note: "mean" is a statistical measure, an average; "mesne" is a legal reference to intermediate, middle or intervening; and "mien" is a person's way of conducting themselves.
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