mincing

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Verb[edit]

mincing

  1. Present participle of mince.

Adjective[edit]

mincing (comparative more mincing, superlative most mincing)

  1. 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.

Noun[edit]

mincing (plural mincings)

  1. The act by which something is minced.
    • 1931, The Journal of Biological Chemistry (volume 90, page 689)
      After three or four mincings with a coarse blade the product was passed two or three times through a fine blade.