mealymouthed


mealy·mouthed

adjective \ˈmē-lē-ˌmathd, -ˌmatht\

: not willing to tell the truth in clear and simple language

Full Definition of MEALYMOUTHED

:  not plain and straightforward :  devious <a mealymouthed politician>

Examples of MEALYMOUTHED

  1. <a mealymouthed compliment from a jealous competitor>

First Known Use of MEALYMOUTHED

circa 1572

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