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adjective mealy-mouthed pronunciation in British English /ˌmiːli ˈmaʊðd/mealy-mouthed pronunciation in British English /ˌmiːli ˈmaʊθt/
  1. not willing to express yourself in a simple and direct way, usually in order to hide the truth
    Spokesmen have been mealy-mouthed in defence of the president.

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