- v make less severe or harsh
- v walk daintily
- v cut into small pieces
- s affectedly dainty or refined
- Then for a year and a half he became a Fletcherite mincing his mouthfuls with bovine perseverance but not enthusiasm.
- Lay accused the prosecutor, for example, of "mincing words" and making bizarre assumptions that made no business sense.
- Funniest when he is most afraid, mincing and smirking as he attempts to placate those immune to pacification, constantly susceptible to reprogramming by nearby bodies or machines .
News & Articles
- Paladino seeks to have Supt. removed
Buffalo Developer Carl Paladino is not mincing words about his upcoming assignment as a member of the Buffalo School Board.
June 27, 2013 - WIVB Buffalo
- Raila Odinga in The Associated Press
Without mincing words, I am totally against the idea of MPs (members of parliament) adding salaries to themselves arbitrarily,Prime Minister Raila Odinga told journalists during his first news conference since being hospitalized on Monday....
- Derek Simpson in Mirror.co.uk
An angry Simpson said: "This is no time for mincing words. The party is at best eight months away from a general election. If you want to go down the New Labour route it is suicide. People are sick to the back teeth of that approach. Our people are...