mealymouthed


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Adj.1.mealymouthed - hesitant to state facts or opinions simply and directly as from e.g. timidity or hypocrisymealymouthed - hesitant to state facts or opinions simply and directly as from e.g. timidity or hypocrisy; "a mealymouthed politician"
indirect - extended senses; not direct in manner or language or behavior or action; "making indirect but legitimate inquiries"; "an indirect insult"; "doubtless they had some indirect purpose in mind"; "though his methods are indirect they are not dishonest"; "known as a shady indirect fellow"
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uk A fantastic new adaptation of an all-time classic, theatre-goers of all ages will love this tale of magic and mayhem that includes beautiful designs, friendly ghosts and, of course, the mealymouthed Scrooge
And we are angry too at the mealymouthed pundits' failure to call a spade a spade and instead offer a cocktail of weary cynicism, about "winning a penalty", "feeling contact" and having "a right to go down.
For example, Professor Clinton comes out strongly in favor of honest rejection letters, which would replace the mealymouthed forms now used by most law reviews.
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The literature still refers to the words "donation" and "opt" and this mealymouthed, deceitful presentation is one of the very bad aspects of this very bad law.
IOC president Thomas Bach is already making mealymouthed comments about how well the Russians are cleaning up their act, just days after their ban was imposed.
In an upside, the Australian bobbies sound a bit less mealymouthed than the police press releases we endure over here; on their Facebook page they said some "mindless idiots" had broken in.
B]asically, modern and uniform codes were mealymouthed or at best meliorative.
Perhaps he remembered axed Westminster Culture Minister Maria Miller's widely-condemned, mealymouthed 32 second apology to the House of Commons over her expenses and thought, that went well.
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