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  • n  a timid man or boy considered childish or unassertive

  • His raucous seminar on the evils of abortion, taxation, the Democrats and "milquetoast" Republicans as well as the pleasures of NASCAR didn't end until 2:30 one morning.
  • What a cheesy bit of milquetoast McCarthyism.
  • We're so accustomed to the watered-down, milquetoast version of news that when someone tells the truth, we're shocked and appalled.
News & Articles

  • Toro y Moi Turns Billie Holiday's 'My Man' Into a New Age Glitch-Hop Hit
    Every so often, Verve Records likes to give contemporary producers the keys to the castle, letting the mix-masters of the day imbue the jazz and soul hits of yore with new context. And most of the time, if we're being honest, it's about as interesting as you'd expect: simply novelty, or something trapped in a milquetoast middle ground that doesn't do either artist any favors...
    June 14, 2013 - Spin

  • Nia Vardalos in
    I want the audience who liked 'My Big Fat Greek Wedding' to know that I respect them and honored them with the second script,Vardalos said. "There's no profanity, no nudity and nothing dirty in this movie and it's not too milquetoast that...
  • John Edwards in Washington Post
    On Sunday, John Edwards said his mounting attacks on Clinton were "milquetoast compared to what we're going to see next fall," as if his repeated blows were just a little tough love.
  • Lindsey Graham in Reuters
    We all like him because he's not a milquetoast,Graham said. "He's passionate. He can go out there and yell and hurt your ears, but when it's over go buy you a beer."

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