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meal·y

 (mē′lē)
adj. meal·i·er, meal·i·est
1. Resembling meal in texture or consistency; granular: mealy potatoes.
2.
a. Made of or containing meal.
b. Sprinkled or covered with meal or a similar granular substance.
3. Flecked with spots; mottled.
4. Lacking healthy coloring; pale: "I only know two sorts of boys. Mealy boys, and beef-faced boys" (Charles Dickens).
5. Mealy-mouthed.

meal′i·ness n.

mealy

(ˈmiːlɪ)
adj, mealier or mealiest
1. resembling meal; powdery
2. containing or consisting of meal or grain
3. sprinkled or covered with meal or similar granules
4. (esp of horses) spotted; mottled
5. pale in complexion
6. short for mealy-mouthed
ˈmealiness n

meal•y

(ˈmi li)

adj. meal•i•er, meal•i•est.
1. having the qualities of meal; powdery.
2. of or containing meal.
3. covered with or as if with meal or powder.
4. flecked as if with meal; spotty.
5. pale; sallow: a mealy complexion.
6. mealy-mouthed.
[1525–35]
meal′i•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.mealy - containing meal or made of meal
2.mealy - composed of or covered with particles resembling meal in texture or consistency; "granular sugar"; "the photographs were grainy and indistinct"; "it left a mealy residue"
coarse, harsh - of textures that are rough to the touch or substances consisting of relatively large particles; "coarse meal"; "coarse sand"; "a coarse weave"
Translations
شبيه بالجَريش
moučný
melet
lisztszerû
mjölkenndur, mjölmikill
múčny

mealy

[ˈmiːlɪ] ADJharinoso

mealy

adjmehlig

mealy

[ˈmiːlɪ] adjfarinoso/a

meal2

(miːl) noun
the edible parts of grain ground to a coarse powder. a sack of meal; oatmeal.
ˈmealy adjective
like, or containing, meal.
References in classic literature ?
He also informed me that our principal associate would be another boy whom he introduced by the - to me - extraordinary name of Mealy Potatoes.
(from his own pocket, I believe), and I gave Mealy sixpence out of it to get my trunk carried to Windsor Terrace that night: it being too heavy for my strength, small as it was.
Mealy Potatoes uprose once, and rebelled against my being so distinguished; but Mick Walker settled him in no time.
'Mealy. I know a friend who has a beef-faced boy; a fine boy, they call him; with a round head, and red cheeks, and glaring eyes; a horrid boy; with a body and limbs that appear to be swelling out of the seams of his blue clothes; with the voice of a pilot, and the appetite of a wolf.
The millers belonging to the mills, when they saw the boat coming down the river, and on the point of being sucked in by the draught of the wheels, ran out in haste, several of them, with long poles to stop it, and being all mealy, with faces and garments covered with flour, they presented a sinister appearance.
Fairholme, glad of an opportunity to show that he was no mealy mouthed parson, declared, when applied to, that Smilash was the greatest rogue in the country.
It was only natural that the descending sun should at last strike through the tree-trunks, across the grove, filling it with mealy gold light for a few minutes; but to Kim it was the crown of the Umballa Brahmin's prophecy.
Detailing the incidence of pests in different cotton growing districts, officials said that varying number of hot spots of white fly, Jassid, Mealy Bug, Thrips, armyworm, and Cotton Leaf Curl Virus were reported from different districts of the cotton belt.
Mango mealy bug, Drosicha mangiferae, is one of the most serious insect pests of mango because it reduces the plant vigor by sucking the sap from inflorescence, tender leaves, shoots and fruit peduncles.
MULTAN -- The Punjab agriculture department has warned farmers to take special care of cotton crop as mealy bug attack was witnessed in various areas of South Punjab.
Baker is like a lot of so-called celebrities who think they are too popular to be sacked and his mealy mouthed apology that he didn't know Meghan Markle was mixed race was pathetic.