mealymouthed

adjective
mealy·​mouthed | \ ˈmē-lē-ˌmau̇t͟hd How to pronounce mealymouthed (audio) , -ˌmau̇tht \

Definition of mealymouthed

: not plain and straightforward : devious a mealymouthed politician

Examples of mealymouthed in a Sentence

a mealymouthed compliment from a jealous competitor
Recent Examples on the Web But Roman, so often indecisive and mealymouthed, calmly insists that there’s no need to worry about those things. Spencer Kornhaber, The Atlantic, 7 Oct. 2019

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First Known Use of mealymouthed

1577, in the meaning defined above

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“Mealymouthed.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/mealymouthed. Accessed 25 May. 2022.

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