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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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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.
Yet suggesting taking British passports off terrorist suspects, deservedly rendering them stateless, leads to mealymouthed individuals droning on about their human rights, rather than their human wrongs.
We remember the mealymouthed words when even Cameron was saying we will not leave Iraq until we've trained up its forces and Iraq can look after itself.
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.
It appeared to illustrate a mealymouthed speech with the composer speaking from head rather than heart.
The demise of England's most gifted batsman in a lifetime was confirmed in a statement of mealymouthed, corporate twaddle released by Lord's at 6.
Inevitably there have been mealymouthed defences of Fox's private life from right-on Labour MPs.
For all the local authorities electorate it is surely obvious that we need to elect nonpolitical orientated mayors, who are prepared to say it as it is rather than the mealymouthed response from biased politically minded council leaders.
Fletcher smashed home an unstoppable first-half volley from 20 yards to open the scoring in Manchester United's 3-0 defeat of Everton, but manager Sir Alex Ferguson was distinctly mealymouthed with his praise.
Viewers on Sunday had several replays of the fracas that decided the match - and although Setanta's mealymouthed Scott Booth sat on the barbed wire, there was no doubt.