Meaning of mealy-mouthed

meal•y-mouthed

Pronunciation: (mē'lē moutht", -moud"), [key]
— adj.
  1. avoiding the use of direct and plain language, as from timidity, excessive delicacy, or hypocrisy; inclined to mince words; insincere, devious, or compromising.
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