• Definition for "mealy-mouthed"
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mealy-mouthed definition

  • adjective:
    • reluctant to state facts or viewpoints simply and directly.
    • prone to talking evasively, indirectly, or duplicitously; maybe not forthright
    • making use of soft terms; maybe not simple; plausible; affectedly or timidly delicate of message; talking deviously; unwilling to tell the truth in simple language. Opposite of frank or dull.
    • reluctant to state details or views simply and straight as from e.g. timidity or hypocrisy
    • reluctant to state details or views simply and right as from e.g. timidity or hypocrisy
  • others:
    • talking cautiously or warily; not saying plainly understanding meant; using too much care or book in address, as from timidity or hypocrisy; hence, soft-spoken; given to the use of soft or honeyed words; hypocritical.
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