AskDefine | Define mealy

Dictionary Definition

mealy adj : composed of or covered with relatively large particles; "granular sugar"; "gritty sand" [syn: farinaceous, coarse-grained, grainy, granular, granulose, gritty, sandy] [also: mealiest, mealier]

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English

Etymology

See meal

Pronunciation

Adjective

  1. Describing a substance, especially a dry foodstuff such as grain, that resembles meal.
    Below the hole the mice made in the woodwork was a pile of mealy sawdust.

Derived terms

  • mealy-mouthed: (adj) speaking disingenuously or with purposeful vagueness, as, metaphorically, speaking indistinctly with a mouthful of meal to confuse the listener; lying. "What a mealy-mouthed politician!"

Translations

describing a substance that resembles meal

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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