mealymouthed

adjective mealy·mouthed \ ˈmē-lē-ˌmau̇t͟hd , -ˌmau̇tht \

Definition of mealymouthed

: not plain and straightforward : devious
  • a mealymouthed politician

Examples of mealymouthed in a Sentence

  1. a mealymouthed compliment from a jealous competitor

First Known Use of mealymouthed

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Definition of mealymouthed for English Language Learners

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


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