Definitions for mealy-mouthed
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
avoiding the use of plain or honest language; deceitful.
Origin of mealy-mouthed:
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
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