- prone to speaking evasively, indirectly, or duplicitously; not forthright
Etymology: Possibly from German via w:Martin Luther, Martin Luther
- The surliness with which the woodchopper speaks of his woods, handling them as indifferently as his axe, is better than the enthusiasm of the lover of nature. -- w:Henry David Thoreau, Thoreau
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