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twee

 (twē)
adj. Chiefly British
Overly precious or nice.

[Alteration of tweet, baby-talk alteration of sweet.]
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twee

(twiː)
adj
Brit excessively sentimental, sweet, or pretty
[C19: from tweet, mincing or affected pronunciation of sweet]
ˈtweely adv
ˈtweeness n
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twee

(twi)

adj.
affectedly dainty or elegant.
[1900–05; appar. reduced from tweet (perhaps via pronoun twiˀ), mimicking child's pronoun of sweet]
twee′ness, n.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.twee - affectedly dainty or refinedtwee - 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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twee

adjective (Informal)
1. sweet, pretty, cute, sentimental, quaint, dainty, cutesy (informal, chiefly U.S.), bijou, precious twee musical boxes shaped like cottages
2. sentimental, over-sentimental, soppy (Brit. informal), mawkish, affected, precious Although twee at times, the script is well-constructed.
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Translations

twee

[twiː] ADJ (Brit) (pej) → cursi, afectado
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twee

adj (+er) (Brit inf) → niedlich, putzig (inf); mannergeziert; clothesniedlich; descriptionverniedlichend; expressiongekünstelt; wordszuckersüß; it sounds tweees klingt geziert
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twee

[twiː] adj (Brit) (fam, pej) (person) → affettato/a; (decor) → lezioso/a
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THE winner for July 27 is Alan Belford, Orkney YESTERDAY'S SOLUTIONS WEE THINKER ACROSS: 7 Monarch 9 Agony 10 Emote 11 Let-down 12 OBE 13 Draw lots 16 Attendee 17 Nut 19 Regalia 21 Comma 22 Linen 23 Finance DOWN: 1 Emperor 2 Innocent 3 Erie 4 Pastille 5 Togo 6 Lying 8 Half-and-half 13 Duelling 14 Tenement 15 Steamer 18 Brill 20 Gang 21 Cone QUICKIE ACROSS: 1 Starstudded 8DA followed 8 Sow 9 Mop 11 Tuesday 12 Noise 13 Are 14 Tea 15 Scented 17 Tug 19 Ooze 21 Ally 23 Used 25 Also 27 Dab 29 Whirled 31 Icy 34 Owl 36 Aroma 37 Mailbag 38 Sag 39 One 40 Gatecrashed DOWN: 1 Sour 2 Twee 3 Radical 4 Trying 5 Dense 6 Emit 7 Dose 8 Start 10 Peace 16 Doe 18 Gas 20 Odd 22 Low 24 Species 25 Alias 26 Primer 28 Bulge 30 Heave 32 Crag 33 Yoga 34 Oboe 35 Wand
Suzi Warren of Twisted Twee, who made him the smalls said: "His wife bought them for him last year just before Cheltenham and he won in them.
WASHINGTON -- US President Donald Trump says in a twee "we've got NASA 'rocking' again," as NASA and SpaceX launches the first flight test of space system designed for crew.
LOVE IS THICKER THAN WATER (15) HH HHH THIS twee and melancholy romance is supposedly based on Romeo and Juliet, but at least Shakespeare put barriers in the way of true love, such as vengeful gangs of sword-wielding hooligans.
Botha se ander twee verhale "Antie en die engel" (13-20), wat vanuit die perspektief van 'n arm wit vrou geskryf word, en die ietwat studentikose "Drie daggakoppe rook tesame" (21-9) ('n duidelike kopknik na Jan Rabie se "Drie kaalkoppe eet tesame") is veel minder oortuigend.
It adds a touch of Scottish charm without being too twee.
1 Michelle Brault, Nathan Carr, David Otterness, David Sessions, Peggy Kronus, Brett Raymaker 2 Cheryl Karstetter, Twee Miller 3 Susan Bums, Ken Shelin 4 Mary Quillen, Mike Gowan, Trish Hutson 5 Renee Phinney, Rebecca Blitz, Kim Mancini 6 Stacy Alexander, Veronica Brady, Dan Denton, Janet Ginn, Erin Knievel
Unlike so many sitcoms, there was nothing twee, bland or annoyingly artificial about the comedy - and comedy drama - that was on show here.
By using pretty much acoustic guitar and voice it's charming but never twee, sensitive, but never afraid to strike in the right places.