mincing

[ min-sing ]SEE DEFINITION OF mincing

EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR MINCING

Beside the Bishop rode the Prior of Emmet upon a mincing palfrey.

He slowed down to an alert and mincing walk and then stopped.

"A thousand thanks, Monsieur—no," he answered coldly in his mincing tones.

There's no need of mincing the matter; we need fear no eavesdropper here.

"I know of no joke, Niece Ruth," said the old lady, with mincing iciness.

The players themselves walked with a mincing step about the table.

There is no beating about the bush here, and no mincing of phrases.

In respect to her bewitching endearments, there's no mincing matters, at all.

She has a green eye and a sharp voice; a mincing gait and a broad foot.

It gave him courage to speak out—his whole mind and no mincing matters.

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