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Definition of Mince


  1. To cut into very small pieces; to chop fine; to hash; as, to mince meat.
  2. To suppress or weaken the force of; to extenuate; to palliate; to tell by degrees, instead of directly and frankly; to clip, as words or expressions; to utter half and keep back half of.
  3. To affect; to make a parade of.
  4. To walk with short steps; to walk in a prim, affected manner.
  5. To act or talk with affected nicety; to affect delicacy in manner.
  6. A short, precise step; an affected manner.

Mince Quotations

I was really desperate. I don't know if you can remember back that far, but when I went to graduate school they didn't want females in graduate school. They were very open about it. They didn't mince their words. But then I got in and I got my degree.
Shannon Lucid

They dined on mince, and slices of quince, Which they ate with a runcible spoon; And hand in hand, on the edge of the sand, They danced by the light of the moon.
Edward Lear

I have a message from the Tea Party, a message that is loud and clear and does not mince words. We've come to take our government back.
Rand Paul

The future... seems to me no unified dream but a mince pie, long in the baking, never quite done.
Edward Young

The money I pay for my cultural experiences came willingly from my own pocket - they were not the result of bread being removed from the mouths of the poor so that Miss Thing here could mince off to the circus smelling of roses.
Julie Burchill
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Mince Translations

mince in Dutch is fijnhakken
mince in German is zerhacken
mince in Spanish is picar
mince in Swedish is trippa, tala fint, finhacka
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