from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Affectedly refined or dainty.
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- v. Present participle of mince.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. That minces; characterized by primness or affected nicety.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Speaking or walking affectedly or with caution; affectedly elegant and nice; simpering.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. affectedly dainty or refined
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Once we’d moved on, we eventually found ourselves pootling (Trix thought the term mincing was not quite a gay enough description for our driving style, and music choices) down the A303, and Trixy decided randomly that, owing to Sherborne having a girls’ school (where my friend Sophie went incidentally) it was obviously a perfect place to stop off for a refreshing glass of wine.
Once mincing is done, transfer the pesto into a bowl and add the olive oil.
One does very little cutting on vegetables using the tip, though, I do find it useful in mincing garlic and finely dicing onions.
Do NOT waste time and energy in mincing word armies with those who are sent to boggle our minds and torment our â€˜spirit (s) â€ ™ because as I said, there is absolutely NO chance of changing these folks minds, they are sad but true, brain dead.
Then she set out in short, mincing steps like a geisha with a full pot of tea.
The word mincing has appeared in 19 New York Times articles in the past year, including on March 21 in the theater review Reaching Deep Into a
In the first half of his latest show, Lord of the Mince - which he describes a self-assured strutt called mincing of which he is the doyen - he reviews the ups and downs in his life.
His statements are little more than thinly disguised, professional word mincing crafted to ensure black church voters were not alarmed by his over-the-top support of homosexual rights.
And they run on their hind legs with a kind of mincing balletic movement, which is absolutely enchanting, I can tell you.
Also consider that the Clinton brand is heavily weighted by a kind of mincing language that plays with the truth.