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


  • IPA(key): /mjø/
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  1. comparative degree of bien; better
    Il va mieux que jamais.He's going better than ever.
    Timothée la connaît bien mieux que moi.Timothy knows her better than I do.
  2. (with definite article, le mieux) superlative degree of bien; best
  3. (Saint-Étienne) more, -er.
    Synonym: plus
    C’est mieux cher si tu achètes à l’unité.It's more expensive if you buy individually.


mieux m (plural mieux)

  1. the best of one's ability, one's 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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