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mealy-mouthed

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishmealy-mouthedˌmealy-ˈmouthed adjective 🔊 🔊 WILLINGnot brave enough or honest enough to say clearly and directly what you really think – used to show disapproval 🔊 Most people felt Mr Major fought a pretty mealy-mouthed campaign in which radical ideas were either dropped or blunted.
Examples from the Corpus
mealy-mouthedDon't be so mealy-mouthed, Bernice told herself.What a bunch of hypocritical mealy-mouthed people!
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