Mince words



verb phrase

to restrain oneself in conversation to avoid offense

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    [minch] /mɪntʃ/ noun 1. a sea channel between mainland Scotland and the Outer Hebrides islands. 25–45 miles (40–70 km) wide. See also . /mɪntʃ/ noun 1. the Minch, a channel of the Atlantic divided into the North Minch between the mainland of Scotland and the Isle of Lewis, and the Little Minch between the Isle […]

  • Mincha

    /minˈxɑː; Yiddish ˈminxa/ noun 1. (Judaism) the afternoon service



  • Minchah

    [Sephardic Hebrew meen-khah; Ashkenazic Hebrew min-khuh] /Sephardic Hebrew minˈxɑ; Ashkenazic Hebrew ˈmɪn xə/ noun, Hebrew. 1. . [Sephardic Hebrew meen-khah; Ashkenazic Hebrew min-khuh] /Sephardic Hebrew minˈxɑ; Ashkenazic Hebrew ˈmɪn xə/ noun, Hebrew. 1. the daily Jewish religious service conducted in the afternoon.

  • Mincingly

    [min-sing] /ˈmɪn sɪŋ/ adjective 1. (of the gait, speech, behavior, etc.) affectedly dainty, nice, or elegant. /ˈmɪnsɪŋ/ adjective 1. (of a person) affectedly elegant in gait, manner, or speech adj. “affectedly dainty,” 1520s, probably originally in reference to speech, when words were “clipped” to affect elegance; or in reference to walking with short steps; present […]



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