Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb mince

3 senses of mince

Sense 1
mince, soften, moderate -- (make less severe or harsh; "He moderated his tone when the students burst out in tears")
       => change, alter, modify -- (cause to change; make different; cause a transformation; "The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city"; "The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue")

Sense 2
mince -- (walk daintily; "She minced down the street")
       => walk -- (use one's feet to advance; advance by steps; "Walk, don't run!"; "We walked instead of driving"; "She walks with a slight limp"; "The patient cannot walk yet"; "Walk over to the cabinet")

Sense 3
mince -- (cut into small pieces; "mince the garlic")
       => chop, chop up -- (cut into pieces; "Chop wood"; "chop meat")

Antonyms of adj mincing

1 sense of mincing

Sense 1
dainty, mincing, niminy-piminy, prim, twee -- (affectedly dainty or refined)

INDIRECT (VIA refined) -> unrefined -- ((used of persons and their behavior) not refined; uncouth; "how can a refined girl be drawn to such an unrefined man?")

Similarity of adj mincing

1 sense of mincing

Sense 1
dainty, mincing, niminy-piminy, prim, twee -- (affectedly dainty or refined)
       => refined (vs. unrefined) -- ((used of persons and their behavior) cultivated and genteel; "she was delicate and refined and unused to hardship"; "refined people with refined taste")

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