mealymouthed :

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  • s  hesitant to state facts or opinions simply and directly as from e.g. timidity or hypocrisy
    a mealymouthed politician

  • These days, too many people who would squelch reporting and expression couch their threats in mealymouthed terms "watch what you say," and so on so as to avoid being .
  • BALDRIGE: It's not a time to be mealymouthed.
  • If the Democrats want to win in 2008, they can't be mealymouthed on issues of national security.
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  • '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 ...
    Feb. 19, 2014 - via Yahoo! News

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