Synonyms of 'mealy-mouthed'
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He seems to live in an ivory tower, afraid to enter the real world.
If you are doubtful about something, you feel unsure or uncertain about it.
Why did he sound so doubtful?
Thesaurus for mealy-mouthed from the Collins English Thesaurus
If you say that someone is being mealy-mouthed , you are critical of them for being unwilling to speak in a simple or open way because they want to avoid talking directly about something unpleasant .