niminy-piminy niminy-piminy

Definition(s):

  • (adj) affectedly dainty or refined

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  1. The Observer found her performance "more niminy-piminy than thundery-blundery, more viper than anaconda.
  2. Beatrix' chief diversion lay in frequent trips to picture galleries, of which she candidly detailed her impressions: Sir Joshua Reynolds was "niminy-piminy," while "Raphael had .
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