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Meaning of MINCING

Pronunciation:  'minsing

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[adj]  affectedly dainty or refined
 

MINCING is a 7 letter word that starts with M.

 

 Synonyms: dainty, niminy-piminy, prim, refined, twee
 

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Min"cing\, a.
That minces; characterized by primness or affected nicety.

 
Easton Bible Dictionary
 
 Definition: 

(Heb. taphoph, Isa. 3:16), taking affectedly short and quick steps. Luther renders the word by "wag" or "waggle," thus representing "the affected gait of coquettish females."

 
Thesaurus Terms
 
 Related Terms: affected, dainty, dandyish, delicate, effeminate, elegant, euphemistic, euphuistic, exquisite, fastidious, finical, finicking, finicky, foppish, formalistic, fussy, goody good-good, goody-goody, la-di-da, namby-pamby, nice, overnice, overprecise, overrefined, particular, pedantic, pernickety, persnickety, precieuse, precious, precisian, precisianistic, precisionistic, pretentious, puristic, put-on, simpering, squeamish, stilted, too-too
 

 

 

 

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