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From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Meal·y-mouthed a. 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. Mealy-mouthed philanthropies.”
    She was a fool to be mealy-mouthed where nature speaks so plain.   --L'Estrange.
 -- Meal*y-mouth*ness n.
 

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

 mealy-mouthed
      adj : hesitant to state facts or opinions simply and directly as
            from e.g. timidity or hypocrisy; "a mealymouthed
            politician" [syn: mealymouthed]

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

 mealymouthed
      adj : hesitant to state facts or opinions simply and directly as
            from e.g. timidity or hypocrisy; "a mealymouthed
            politician" [syn: mealy-mouthed]