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noun as in timid person

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Speaking of milquetoast, Congress had the chance to pass legislation that could address the myriad threats to climate stability, food security, biodiversity, and the rest of our ecological health.

Depending on who you ask, the problem is either too much “wokeness” on the progressive side or too much milquetoast moderation from the centrists.

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Getting it right can be the difference between a milquetoast conversion rate and driving huge value for your clients and stakeholders.

Usually they’re sort of Milquetoast fellows, but boy, he knew exactly where he was going.

The late PBS anchor Jim Lehrer, described recently by Politico columnist Jack Shafer as the “paladin of the milquetoast,” moderated but did nothing more than choose audience members to ask questions.

Either way, he stood out in a country whose media industry is often criticized for its milquetoast manner.

Can music be both milquetoast and hard-hitting at the same time?

Imagine—if EOB had been knocked down—a postwar milquetoast, boxy structure in its place.

Hence, all the agreeing with Obama, all the adopting of milquetoast positions.

In contrast, Santorum's milquetoast “disagreement” looks pathetic and unpresidential.


On this page you'll find 4 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to milquetoast, such as: milksop, mollycoddle, and pushover.

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