Meal"y-mouthed` (?), a.

Using soft words; plausible; affectedly or timidly delicate of speech; unwilling to tell the truth in plain language.

"Mealy-mouthed philanthropies."

Tennyson.

She was a fool to be mealy-mouthed where nature speaks so plain. L'Estrange.

-- Meal"y-mouth`ness (#), n.

 

© Webster 1913.

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