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Adjective: mincing  min(t)-sing
  1. Affectedly dainty or refined
    - dainty, niminy-piminy, prim, twee [Brit]
Verb: mince  min(t)s
  1. Make less severe or harsh
    - soften, moderate
  2. Walk daintily
    "She minced down the street"
  3. Cut into small pieces
    "mince the garlic"

See also: refined

Type of: alter, change, chop, chop up, modify, walk

Encyclopedia: Mincing