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  • s  affectedly dainty or refined

  • Gone is the overly twee writing of Gopnik's memoir-inflected works (Paris to the Moon, Through the Children's Gate), and in its place is a succint, convincing, and moving account .
  • To anyone unfamiliar with the previous spectacles of this Montreal-based big top -- Le Cirque Reinvente and Nouvelle Experience -- the emcee's remark will seem twee and pretentious.
  • Narnia: too twee, and maybe too Christian.
News & Articles

  • CMTs: More Fugs and Fabs
    Clare here was one of Nashville ‘s only representatives at the CMTs, but with fug like that, I don’t need anyone else. Bless you, little twee May Princess who doesn’t know it turned into June.
    June 6, 2013 - Go Fug Yourself
Quotes

  • Gerard Butler in Scripps News
    At the risk of sounding a little twee, if that's the word, I felt like (it was) my destiny to play Leonidas,says Butler. "I've played this kind of role, and yet I knew that I'd never had a chance to play it on this kind of platform."
  • Issac Mizrahi in PR Web (press release)
    Designer Isaac Mizrahi said on CNN.com that when he's looking for inspiration, he goes to Estella: "It sounds totally random, I know, but I adore the incredible color sense. They never get too twee the way they do in other kids' stores--it's very...
  • Jane Shepherdson in Independent
    Shepherdson explains: "I wanted to maintain a sense of femininity, because that's kind of been there throughout the brand's history, but I don't think that has to be twee or prim. It can have a slight edge to it."

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