[min-sing] /ˈmɪn sɪŋ/
(of the gait, speech, behavior, etc.) affectedly dainty, nice, or elegant.
verb (used with object), minced, mincing.
to cut or chop into very small pieces.
to soften, moderate, or weaken (one’s words), especially for the sake of decorum or courtesy.
to perform or utter with affected elegance.
to subdivide minutely, as land or a topic for study.
verb (used without object), minced, mincing.
to walk or move with short, affectedly dainty steps.
Archaic. to act or speak with affected elegance.
something cut up very small; .
not mince words / matters, to speak directly and frankly; be blunt or outspoken:
He was angry and didn’t mince words.
(of a person) affectedly elegant in gait, manner, or speech
(transitive) to chop, grind, or cut into very small pieces
(transitive) to soften or moderate, esp for the sake of convention or politeness: I didn’t mince my words
(intransitive) to walk or speak in an affected dainty manner
(mainly Brit) minced meat
(informal) nonsensical rubbish
“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 participle adjective from mince (v.).
late 14c., “to chop in little pieces,” from Old French mincier “make into small pieces,” from Vulgar Latin *minutiare “make small,” from Late Latin minutiæ “small bits,” from Latin minutus “small” (see minute (adj.)). Of speech, “to clip affectedly in imitation of elegance,” 1540s; of words or language, “to restrain in the interest of decorum,” 1590s. Meaning “to walk with short or precise steps” is from 1560s. Related: Minced; mincing.
“minced meat,” 1850; see mincemeat.
An unfashionable or tedious person; bore; drip: Anybody who still wears saddle shoes is a ”mince” (1960s+ Students)
(Heb. taphoph, Isa. 3:16), taking affectedly short and quick steps. Luther renders the word by “wag” or “waggle,” thus representing “the affected gait of coquettish females.”
[mahynd-awl-ter-ing] /ˈmaɪndˌɔl tər ɪŋ/ adjective 1. causing marked changes in patterns of mood and behavior, as a hallucinogenic drug. mind-altering adj. Producing mood changes or distorted perceptions; hallucinogenic.
[min-duh-nah-oh, -nou; Spanish meen-dah-nou] /ˌmɪn dəˈnɑ oʊ, -ˈnaʊ; Spanish ˌmin dɑˈnaʊ/ noun 1. the second largest island of the Philippines, in the S part of the group. 36,537 sq. mi. (94,631 sq. km). /ˌmɪndəˈnaʊ/ noun 1. the second largest island of the Philippines, in the S part of the archipelago: mountainous and volcanic. Chief towns: […]
noun 1. an area in the Pacific Ocean W of the Philippines: one of deepest points in any ocean. 34,440 feet (10,497 meters).
[mahynd-ben-ding] /ˈmaɪndˌbɛn dɪŋ/ adjective, Slang. 1. . adjective (informal) 1. very difficult to understand; complex 2. altering one’s state of consciousness: mind-bending drugs 3. reaching the limit of credibility: they offered a mind-bending salary noun 4. the process of brainwashing mind-bending adj. Intensely affecting the mind, especially to the extent of producing hallucinations. adjective