mincing


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Synonyms for mincing

Synonyms for mincing

affectedly dainty or refined

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I suppose sense in certain quarters; you suppose mincing bread-and-butter nonsense.
Lorry, you cannot control the mincing vanities and giddinesses of empty-headed girls; you must not expect to do it, or you will always be disappointed.
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.
As the pony had now thrown off all disguise, and without any mincing of the matter or beating about the bush, sturdily refused to be driven by anybody but Kit, it generally happened that whether old Mr Garland came, or Mr Abel, Kit was of the party.
The person who had entered was holding a batch of papers before his eyes and walked up to the table with a rather mincing step, turning the papers over the while.
Be good enough to wait here," he added, and went out with mincing steps.
2 : to act or speak in an unnaturally dainty way <Little Jehu came mincing in, a glitter of bright colors.