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minc·ing

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

minc′ing·ly adv.
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mincing

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

(ˈmɪn sɪŋ)

adj.
affectedly dainty, or elegant: mincing steps.
[1520–30]
minc′ing•ly, adv.
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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"
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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.
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Translations
فَرْم
afektovanýdroboučký
tilgerîarlegur
afektovanýdrob učký
kırıtkan

mincing

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

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

adj (Brit) → geziert; stepstänzelnd, trippelnd
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mincing

[ˈmɪnsɪŋ] adjaffettato/a, lezioso/a
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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).
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References in classic literature ?
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?"
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."
the ball!" And the prince, imagining that he was mimicking his wife, made a mincing curtsey at each word.
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.
Some wheeled in smirking pairs; With the mincing step of a demirep
He spoke with fire and conviction, mincing no words in his attack upon the slaves and their morality and tactics and frankly alluding to his hearers as the slaves in question.