- meal·i·ness, noun
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How to use mealy in a sentence
This is a story about camouflage, but forget mud-blob brown, mealy beige and somber green.Mirror beetles’ shiny bodies may not act as camouflage after all | Susan Milius | March 9, 2022 | Science News
There is no neutral perspective here as Ovechkin’s mealy-mouthed explanation suggested.Alex Ovechkin’s voice is powerful. His comments on Ukraine were a missed opportunity. | Kevin Blackistone | February 27, 2022 | Washington Post
There are even more “most underrated” if you qualified it with “probably,” the quintessential mealy-mouthed touch.Gene Weingarten: Take me out to the Old. Word. Game. | Gene Weingarten | May 6, 2021 | Washington Post
Old-shell lobsters can survive international shipping, but the meat is usually mealy and course.My Big, Buttery Lobster Roll Rumble: We Came, We Clawed, We Conquered | Scott Bixby | June 7, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
They withdrew their slap on the wrist, while citing various mealy mouthed reasons.
As for all the timid, mealy-mouthed incrementalists, Porter has only contempt for that kind of thinking.Janet Folger Porter, Abortion Warrior, on Her Heartbeat Crusade | Michelle Cottle | July 7, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
Twenty-five years later, he wrote a mealy-mouthed not-quite apology for his rhetoric.Al Sharpton’s Long Bill of Goods, From Tawana Brawley to Primetime | Stuart Stevens | June 3, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
Appointing a task force on guns seems a little mealy-mouthed to me.
"It's no use being mealy-mouthed over this thing, Pete," he grated in that saw-mill voice of his.The Wreckers | Francis Lynde
When boiled in water the root separates into fibres, and is rather waxy, but when laid in hot ashes it becomes mealy.
The skin is yellow, the fruit of a palish red, and rather mealy.
Spent the evening in trying cooking experiments with mealy flour and some Neave's Food, which one of us had.In the Ranks of the C.I.V. | Erskine Childers
It was very good, and was followed by meat fried in mealy crumbs, and later on, some mealy porridge and Mellin mixed.In the Ranks of the C.I.V. | Erskine Childers
British Dictionary definitions for mealy
resembling meal; powdery
containing or consisting of meal or grain
sprinkled or covered with meal or similar granules
(esp of horses) spotted; mottled
pale in complexion
short for mealy-mouthed
- mealiness, noun
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