Mealy-mouthed

Definition of Mealy-mouthed

Meal´y-mouthed`
a.1.Using soft words; not straightforward; plausible; affectedly or timidly delicate of speech; speaking deviously; unwilling to tell the truth in plain language. Opposite of frank or blunt.
She was a fool to be mealy-mouthed where nature speaks so plain.
- L'Estrange.

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ambiguous, artful, circumlocutory, deceitful, equivocal, equivocating, euphemistic, hesitant, hypocritical, indirect, mincing, oily, periphrastic, reluctant, reticent, roundabout, slick, unctuous, vague
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