mieux

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle French mieulx, from Old French mielz, mialz, miels, from Latin melius.

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mieux

  1. comparative form of bien; better

Noun[edit]

mieux m (plural mieux)

  1. the best of one's ability, best
    • 1837, Louis Viardot, L’Ingénieux Hidalgo Don Quichotte de la Manchefr.Wikisource, translation of El ingenioso hidalgo Don Quijote de la Mancha by Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra, Volume I, Chapter II:
      À ces sottises, il en ajoutait cent autres, toutes à la manière de celles que ses livres lui avaient apprises, imitant de son mieux leur langage.
      To these foolish sayings, he added a hundred others, all in the manner of those that his books had taught him, imitating to the best of his ability their language.

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