- air, bearing, or demeanor, as showing character, feeling, etc.: a man of noble mien.
- literary a person’s manner, bearing, or appearance, expressing personality or mooda noble mien
n.“facial expression,” 1510s, probably a shortening of Middle English demean “bearing, demeanor” (see demeanor) and influenced by Middle French mine “appearance, facial expression,” which is of unknown origin, possibly Celtic (cf. Breton min “beak, muzzle, nose,” Irish men “mouth”).