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Definition of mince:

  1. A short, precise step; an affected manner.
  2. To act or talk with affected nicety; to affect delicacy in manner.
  3. To affect; to make a parade of.
  4. To cut into very small pieces; to chop fine; to hash; as, to mince meat.
  5. 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.
  6. To walk with short steps; to walk in a prim, affected manner.

Synonyms:

dampen, chair, chasten, break, check, relent, cushion, moderate, curb, damp, yield, hold in, tone down, tame, soften, contain, lessen, weaken, decrease, chip, lead, alleviate, temper, hash, control, divide, hold, buffer, mitigate, dice.

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