Synonyms and Antonyms of mealy
1 lacking a healthy skin color <her mealy complexion might be OK if she were a mime, but she isn't> Synonyms ashen, ashy, blanched, cadaverous, doughy, livid, lurid, pale, paled, pallid, pasty, peaked, wanRelated Words sallow, sallowish, sick, sickly, waxen, waxy; white, whitened; anemic, bloodless; untanned; whey-faced, white-facedNear Antonyms blushing, flushed, pinkAntonyms blooming, florid, flush, full-blooded, glowing, red, rosy, rubicund, ruddy, sanguine
2 not being or expressing what one appears to be or express <a mealy apology that was really no apology at all> Synonyms artificial, backhanded, counterfeit, double, double-dealing, double-faced, fake, feigned, hypocritical, Janus-faced, jive [slang], left-handed, lip, insincere, mealymouthed, Pecksniffian, phony (also phoney), phony-baloney (or phoney-baloney), pretended, two-faced, unctuousRelated Words affected, assumed, claptrap, contrived, forced, mechanical, put-on, simulated, strained, unnatural; empty, hollow, meaningless; deceitful, devious, dishonest, false, untruthful; facile, glib, superficial; bogus, sham; campy, facetious, jocular, tongue-in-cheek; canting, pharisaical, pious, sanctimonious, self-righteous, simon-pureNear Antonyms direct, forthright, frank, heart-to-heart, open, plain, straightforwardAntonyms artless, candid, genuine, heartfelt, honest, sincere, undesigning, unfeigned
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