Definitions for: Milieu


[n] the environmental condition



Webster (1913) Definition: Mi`lieu", n. [F., fr. mi middle (L. medius) + lieu
place. See Demi-, Lieu.]
Environment.

The intellectual and moral milieu created by multitudes
of self-centered, cultivated personalities. --J. A.
Symonds.

It is one of the great outstanding facts of his
progressive relation to the elements of his social
milieu. --J. M.
Baldwin.

Synonyms: surroundings

See Also: environment

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Famous Quotes Containing Milieu:


Every milieu has something ridiculous about it - film-making, the music world, painting - because people who take themselves seriously become funny pretty quickly.

-- Rebecca Miller (American Director)

The best job that was ever offered to me was to become a landlord in a brothel. In my opinion it's the perfect milieu for an artist to work in.

-- William Faulkner (American Novelist)

A songwriter should have friends who are similarly interested; should move about in the milieu of work he has chosen for himself.

-- Dorothy Fields (American Musician)

My college degree was in theater. But the real reason, if I have any success in that milieu, so to speak, is because I spent a lot of years directing, I spent a lot of years behind the camera.

-- Alton Brown (American Entertainer)

In the present imperialistic milieu there can be no wars of national self-defense.

-- Karl Liebknecht (German Politician)

By exploring the political and moral colorings of discoveries about what makes us tick, we can have a more honest science and a less fearful intellectual milieu.

-- Steven Pinker (Canadian Scientist)

A fashionable milieu is one in which everybody's opinion is made up of the opinion of all the others. Has everybody a different opinion? Then it is a literary milieu.

-- Marcel Proust (French Author)

Among those who are satisfactory in this respect it is desirable to have represented as great a diversity of intellectual tradition, social milieu and personal character as possible.

-- Talcott Parsons (American Sociologist)

It is the child in man that is the source of his uniqueness and creativeness, and the playground is the optimal milieu for the unfolding of his capacities and talents.

-- Eric Hoffer (American Writer)


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