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mincing

adjective uk   /ˈmɪn.sɪŋ/ us  

mincing adjective (WALK)

A mincing walk uses small, delicate steps in a way that does not look natural: She took short, mincing steps.

mincing adjective (SPEECH)

used to describe a way of speaking that is too delicate and not direct enough: She found herself irritated by the interviewer's mincing way of asking questions.
Translations of “mincing”
in Chinese (Traditional) 說話, 故作斯文的,拐彎抹角的…
in Chinese (Simplified) 讲话, 装腔作势…
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