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
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
To the right it sounds mealy mouthed, and to the left sounds patronizing.
Images & Illustrations of mealy-mouthed
Translations for mealy-mouthed
From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary
Get even more translations for mealy-mouthed »
Find a translation for the mealy-mouthed definition in other languages:
Select another language:
Discuss these mealy-mouthed definitions with the community:
Word of the Day
Would you like us to send you a FREE new word definition delivered to your inbox daily?
Use the citation below to add this definition to your bibliography:
"mealy-mouthed." Definitions.net. STANDS4 LLC, 2017. Web. 29 Mar. 2017. <http://www.definitions.net/definition/mealy-mouthed>.