1. [syn: dainty, mincing, niminy-piminy, prim, twee]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Mincing \Min"cing\, a.
That minces; characterized by primness or affected nicety.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
adj 1: affectedly dainty or refined [syn: dainty, mincing,
niminy-piminy, prim, twee]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
40 Moby Thesaurus words for "mincing":
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
Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary:
(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."