mincing


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minc·ing

 (mĭn′sĭng)
adj.
Affectedly refined or dainty.

minc′ing·ly adv.

mincing

(ˈmɪnsɪŋ)
adj
(of a person) affectedly elegant in gait, manner, or speech
ˈmincingly adv

minc•ing

(ˈmɪn sɪŋ)

adj.
affectedly dainty, or elegant: mincing steps.
[1520–30]
minc′ing•ly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.mincing - affectedly dainty or refinedmincing - affectedly dainty or refined  
refined - (used of persons and their behavior) cultivated and genteel; "she was delicate and refined and unused to hardship"; "refined people with refined taste"

mincing

adjective affected, nice, camp (informal), precious, pretentious, dainty, sissy, effeminate, foppish, poncy (slang), arty-farty (informal), lah-di-dah (informal), niminy-piminy He waddled onto the stage with tiny mincing steps.
Translations
فَرْم
afektovanýdroboučký
tilgerîarlegur
afektovanýdrob učký
kırıtkan

mincing

[ˈmɪnsɪŋ]
A. ADJremilgado, afectado; [step] → menudito
B. CPD mincing machine Nmáquina f de picar carne

mincing

[ˈmɪnsɪŋ] adj (= effeminate) → efféminé(e)

mincing

adj (Brit) → geziert; stepstänzelnd, trippelnd

mincing

[ˈmɪnsɪŋ] adjaffettato/a, lezioso/a

mince

(mins) verb
1. to cut into small pieces or chop finely. Would you like me to mince the meat for you?
2. to walk with short steps, in an unpleasantly dainty or delicate way. She minced over to him.
noun
meat (usually beef) chopped up into small pieces. mince and potatoes.
ˈmincer noun
a machine for mincing meat etc. Could you put the meat in the mincer?
ˈmincing adjective
too dainty or prim. He walked with little mincing steps.
ˈmincingly adverb
ˈmincemeat noun
a mixture of raisins, other fruits etc, usually with suet (used in baking ˌmince-ˈpies).
References in classic literature ?
Another piece called to her mind a dainty young woman clad in an Empire gown, taking mincing dancing steps as she came down a long avenue between tall hedges.
The Lakeman now patrolled the barricade, all the while keeping his eye on the Captain, and jerking out such sentences as these: --"It's not our fault; we didn't want it; I told him to take his hammer away; it was boy's business; he might have known me before this; I told him not to prick the buffalo; I believe I have broken a finger here against his cursed jaw; ain't those mincing knives down in the forecastle there, men?
That office consists in mincing the horse-pieces of blubber for the pots; an operation which is conducted at a curious wooden horse, planted endwise against the bulwarks, and with a capacious tub beneath it, into which the minced pieces drop, fast as the sheets from a rapt orator's desk.
Lorry," said Stryver, squaring his elbows, "that it is your deliberate opinion that the young lady at present in question is a mincing Fool?
said Dunsey, turning his head on one side, and trying to speak in a small mincing treble.
I know no language,'' he said, ``but my own, and a few words of their mincing Norman.
His hair was long and yellow and hung clustering about his shoulders, for all the world like a schoolgirl's; and he bore himself with as mincing a gait as the pertest of them.
Casson, in a treble and wheezy voice, with a slightly mincing accent.
He wrung out his wet clothes, slipped on his patent-leather shoes, opened the blue- and-white umbrella, and with mincing gait and a heart beating against his tonsils appeared as 'agent for His Royal Highness, the Rajah of Rampur, gentlemen.
She believed me implicitly, except when I was telling her the truth about herself, mincing no words, when she used to stand smilingly bashful as if I were overwhelming her with compliments.
Then he said, with a clearly modulated and rather mincing articulation: `Would it discommode you to contribute elsewhere a coin with a somewhat different superscription?
Upon my soul, if the London folk only knowed of thee and thy slovenly ways, they'd swaller their milk and butter more mincing than they do a'ready; and that's saying a good deal.