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mincing (adj.)

"affectedly dainty, simpering," 1520s, probably originally in reference to speech, when words were "clipped" to affect elegance; or in reference to walking with short steps; present-participle adjective from mince (v.). Related: Mincingly.

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Definitions of mincing

mincing (adj.)
affectedly dainty or refined;
Synonyms: niminy-piminy / prim / twee
From wordnet.princeton.edu