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twee

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

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

twee

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

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.
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"

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.
Translations

twee

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

twee

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

twee

[twiː] adj (Brit) (fam, pej) (person) → affettato/a; (decor) → lezioso/a
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He was his own man, although as he rather tweely pointed out, he wasn't like Reverend Timms from Postman Pat with a platitude for every occasion.
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The natural world is being Disneyfied by the four-legs-and-fluffy-good, scaly-and-slimy-bad brigade who impose human characteristics on to everything they see, tweely talking about the "table manners" of lions as they devour a carcass, and even showing oh-so-cute seabirds "kissing" each other.