Thesaurus / mealy-mouthed
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.

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Parsons are paid for it, and ought not to be mealy-mouthed, when there is a proper opening, such as poor Tyrrel's case gave you.

But the visual image in the masterly original Greek is not so mealy-mouthed.

His mealy-mouthed wife stands for it, but I don't, an' that makes things all the hotter.

Sunlight PatchCredo Fitch Harris

Others declaimed the platitude of the mealy-mouthed, that MacFarlane had been a big-hearted fellow, his own worst enemy.

The Sheriff of BadgerGeorge B. Pattullo

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

The Locusts' YearsMary Helen Fee

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

SwallowH. Rider Haggard

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

The Saint's TragedyCharles Kingsley

They shall go within the next few hours, or as soon as I can lay my hands upon a better patriot than that mealy-mouthed cobbler.

El DoradoBaroness Orczy

He was another just such white-faced, white-handed, mealy-mouthed specimen as you be.

That some mealy-mouthed mugs are so sweet on; if they cop us, life ain't wuth much.

WORDS RELATED TO MEALY-MOUTHED

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