adverb see mincing

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Mincingly — Min cing*ly, adv. In a mincing manner; not fully; with affected nicety. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • mincingly — adverb in a mincing manner she stepped mincingly over the puddles • Derived from adjective: ↑mincing …   Useful english dictionary

  • mincingly — See mincing. * * * …   Universalium

  • mincingly — adverb In a mincing way; affectedly, with excessive delicacy …   Wiktionary

  • mincingly — mɪnsɪŋlɪ adv. in the manner of acting elegantly, in an affectedly dainty way …   English contemporary dictionary

  • mincingly — adverb with little short steps …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • mincingly — minc·ing·ly …   English syllables

  • mincing — mincingly, adv. /min sing/, adj. (of the gait, speech, behavior, etc.) affectedly dainty, nice, or elegant. [1520 30; MINCE + ING2] * * * …   Universalium

  • Fine — (f[imac]n), adv. 1. Finely; well; elegantly; fully; delicately; mincingly. [Obs., Dial., or Colloq.] [Webster 1913 Suppl.] 2. (Billiards & Pool) In a manner so that the driven ball strikes the object ball so far to one side as to be deflected but …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Niggle — Nig gle, v. i. 1. To trifle or play. [1913 Webster] Take heed, daughter, You niggle not with your conscience and religion. Massinger. [1913 Webster] 2. To act or walk mincingly. [Prov. Eng.] [1913 Webster] 3. To fret and snarl about trifles.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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