Definition of mincing
: affectedly dainty or delicate taking mincing steps
mincinglyplay \ˈmin(t)-siŋ-lē\ adverb
Recent Examples of mincing from the Web
Chinese foot-binding, a practice which largely didn't die out until the early 20th century, resulted in a mincing gait similar to that produced by modern high heels.
Billionaire Chris Sacca isn't mincing words about the Republican plan to dismantle Obamacare.
Mr. Cooperman, 74, declined to comment on the settlement — a bit unusual for man known for not mincing words.
David Brooks, not mincing words, in the New York Times:
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