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Wordnet 3.0


1. affectedly dainty or refined;
[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. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

mincing 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:

Mincing (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."