mealymouthed mealymouthed

Definition(s):

  • (adj) hesitant to state facts or opinions simply and directly as from e.g. timidity or hypocrisy

Usage(s):

  1. If the Democrats want to win in 2008, they can't be mealymouthed on issues of national security.
  2. I used to be very mealymouthed and very polite.
  3. The Parsons' introductions, gushy and mealymouthed, are thorns in an otherwise enjoyable bowl of soup.

News

  • 'The Daily Show' Hits a Bull's-Eye: Stand Your Ground Laws Are Racist and Wrong

    Until now, the debate over Stand Your Ground laws has taken a lot of mealymouthed turns around race and Second Amendment rights, but The Daily Show correspondent Jessica Williams finally puts it all in an indignant nutshell. In case you missed it, a verdict came down this week in the murder case of Jordan Davis, 17, who was killed in 2012 after 47-year-old Michael Dunn opened fire on the car ...
    on February 20, 2014     Source: Takepart.com via Yahoo! News

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