hesitant to state facts or opinions simply and directly as from e.g. timidity or hypocrisy
"a mealymouthed politician"
prone to speaking evasively, indirectly, or duplicitously; not forthright
Origin: Possibly from Mehl im Maule behalten via Martin Luther
using soft words; plausible; affectedly or timidly delicate of speech; unwilling to tell the truth in plain language
The numerical value of mealy-mouthed in Chaldean Numerology is: 4
The numerical value of mealy-mouthed in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7
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To the right it sounds mealy mouthed, and to the left sounds patronizing.
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