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mealy mouthed

See definition of mealy mouthed on Dictionary.com
  • as inmealy-mouthed
  • as infawning
  • as infulsome

synonyms for mealy mouthed

  • affected
  • deceptive
  • devious
  • disingenuous
  • equivocal
  • hypocritical
  • insincere
  • flattering
  • humble
  • cringing
  • crawling
  • ingratiating
  • prostrate
  • abject
  • compliant
  • mealy-mouthed
  • obsequious
  • servile
  • slavish
  • spineless
  • submissive
  • subservient
  • sycophant
  • parasitic
  • scraping
  • sniveling
  • bootlicking
  • cowering
  • bowing
  • adulatory
  • sycophantic
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How to use mealy mouthed in a sentence

The musician assumed a position of open-mouthed wonder, gazing steadily at the visitor.
THE FIFTH STRING  JOHN PHILIP SOUSA
"But I must see her," Eloise said, alighting first and brushing past him, while he stood open-mouthed with surprise.
THE CROMPTONSMARY J. HOLMES
Riggleton looked at him with open-mouthed wonder, evidently staggered that Faversham was taking the matter so calmly.
THE EVERLASTING ARMSJOSEPH HOCKING
The sight did wonders to clear his head; he stood open-mouthed, with his heart beating.
THE ATLANTIC MONTHLY, VOLUME 17, NO. 101, MARCH, 1866VARIOUS
“Your husband will not let you; he would not like it,” I said in my haste, while Mrs. Dyke sat in open-mouthed amazement.
JOHNNY LUDLOW, FOURTH SERIESMRS. HENRY WOOD
Mr. Newdegate was a hard-mouthed witness, but he-was saddled, bridled, and ridden to the winning-post.
REMINISCENCES OF CHARLES BRADLAUGHGEORGE W. FOOTE
"It's no use being mealy-mouthed over this thing, Pete," he grated in that saw-mill voice of his.
THE WRECKERSFRANCIS LYNDE
Archambaud gazed open-mouthed, hardly knowing whether to laugh or to cry.
NAPOLEON'S YOUNG NEIGHBORHELEN LEAH REED
Have a wide-mouthed stone jar, and put into it some good brown gravy free from fat.
DRESSED GAME AND POULTRY LA MODEHARRIET A. DE SALIS
Walbridge leant across the table towards her, his face almost imbecile in his open-mouthed amazement.
HAPPY HOUSEBETSEY RIDDLE, FREIFRAU VON HUTTEN ZUM STOLZENBERG
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