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adj. Chiefly British
Overly precious or nice.
[Alteration of tweet, baby-talk alteration of sweet.]
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Brit excessively sentimental, sweet, or pretty
[C19: from tweet, mincing or affected pronunciation of sweet]
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affectedly dainty or elegant.
[1900–05; appar. reduced from tweet (perhaps via pronoun twiˀ), mimicking child's pronoun of sweet]
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|Adj.||1.||twee - 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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1. sweet, pretty, cute, sentimental, quaint, dainty, cutesy (informal, chiefly U.S.), bijou, precious twee musical boxes shaped like cottages
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twee[twiː] adj (Brit) (fam, pej) (person) → affettato/a; (decor) → lezioso/a
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