hesitant to state facts or opinions simply and directly as from e.g. timidity or hypocrisy;
"a mealymouthed politician"
- I ve seen many so-called specifications that were so mealymouthed that several hundred distinct programs could be generated from the spec, and all of these programs would be conforming.
- hesitate to speak one's mind; be mealymouthed
- 2. hesitate to speak one's mind;be mealymouthed;
- a mealymouthed politician.