- Present participle of mince.
mincing (comparative more mincing, superlative most mincing)
- Affectedly dainty.
- 1913, D.H. Lawrence, Sons and Lovers, chapter 2
- "Is there nothing to eat in the house?" he asked, insolently, as if to a servant. In certain stages of his intoxication he affected the clipped, mincing speech of the towns. Mrs. Morel hated him most in this condition.