mealy

Part of speech: noun

MEALINESS.

Part of speech: adjective

Like meal; farinaceous.

Part of speech: adjective

Mealy mouthed.

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Usage examples "mealy":

  1. He was glad to be rid of the mealy- mouthed creature, of whose necessary help in this matter he was heartily ashamed. - "Petticoat Rule", Emmuska Orczy, Baroness Orczy.
  2. There is no objection to his occasionally having, for dinner, either a mealy, mashed potato and gravy, or a few crumbs of bread and gravy. - "Advice to a Mother on the Management of her Children", Pye Henry Chavasse.
  3. After eating yams and cassada, however, for months together, one learns how to appreciate a mealy potatoe, the absence of which cannot be compensated by the most delicious of tropical fruits. - "Journal of an African Cruiser", Horatio Bridge.