Definition of Mincing

1. Adjective. Affectedly dainty or refined.

Exact synonyms: Dainty, Niminy-piminy, Prim, Twee
Similar to: Refined
Derivative terms: Primness



Definition of Mincing

1. a. That minces; characterized by primness or affected nicety.

Definition of Mincing

1. Verb. (present participle of mince) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Mincing

1. mince [v] - See also: mince

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Mincing

mince pies
mince words
minced
minced oath
minced oaths
mincemeat
mincemeats
mincepie
mincers
minces
minceur
minchen
mincier
minciest
mincing (current term)
mincing machine
mincing words
mincingly
mincings
mincy
mind
mind's ear
mind's eye
mind-altering
mind-altering drug
mind-bending
mind-blowing
mind-blowingness
mind-body

Literary usage of Mincing

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1. The Engineer's Sketch-book of Mechanical Movements, Devices, Appliances by Thomas Walter Barber (1897)
"CHOPPING, SLICING, AND mincing. 479. Has a disc cutter with radial knives and slots ; used for roots, &c. 480. Disc cutter, with small knives wedged in ..."

2. Rural Rides in the Counties of Surrey, Kent, Sussex, Hants, Berks, Oxford by William Cobbett (1908)
"I say wine- merchant, or late wine-merchant, of mincing Lane, Fenchurch Street, London. And, for God's sake, some good parson, do send me up a copy of the ..."

3. Nooks and Corners of the New England Coast by Samuel Adams Drake (1875)
"mincing-KNIFE. Indian, an apartment exclusively devoted to the household economy of the first-comers, with furniture suitably arranged, and the evidences of ..."

4. Old and New London: A Narrative of Its History, Its People, and Its Places by Walter Thornbury, Edward Walford (1881)
"... Margaret Pattens—Billiter Street—Ironmongers' Hall—mincing Lane—The Clothworkers' Company—The Mark Lane Corn Exchange—The Com Ports of London—Statistics ..."

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