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adjective -sier or -siest
  1. prim, underwhelming, and ineffectual
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Word Origin

C19: a blend of miserable and flimsy, coined by Lewis Carroll
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Historical Examples

  • You might as well say mimsy bomtittle plays, you'd be saying as much.

    Touch and Go

    D. H. Lawrence

  • Queen Caroline was a mimsy, out-moded woman, a sly serio, who gadded hither and thither shrieking for the unbecoming.