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adjective as in pretentious

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They withdrew their slap on the wrist, while citing various mealy mouthed reasons.

As for all the timid, mealy-mouthed incrementalists, Porter has only contempt for that kind of thinking.

Twenty-five years later, he wrote a mealy-mouthed not-quite apology for his rhetoric.

Appointing a task force on guns seems a little mealy-mouthed to me.

That tape will prove far more persuasive than any expedient and mealy mouthed evasions.

"It's no use being mealy-mouthed over this thing, Pete," he grated in that saw-mill voice of his.

Never creature, but mealy-mouthed inquisitors, and shaven singing birds.

"You must ask him yourself," I replied, losing patience, whereon she called me a "mealy-mouthed little fool" and laughed.

“You were mealy-mouthed,” he stated, with a genial retrospect in his voice.

The grey zone surrounding the black muzzle gives the appearance designated “mealy-mouthed.”


On this page you'll find 9 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to mealy-mouthed, such as: affected, deceptive, devious, disingenuous, equivocal, and hypocritical.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.