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English definition of “mincing”

mincing

adjective (SPEECH)    /ˈmɪn.sɪŋ/
describes 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.Digressing and being indirect or evasiveMoving in order to avoid contactNot saying much
(Definition of mincing adjective (SPEECH) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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