easily dominated; extremely mild; ineffectual; namby-pamby; wishy-washy.
a variant spelling of milquetoast
also milk-toast, “toast softened in milk,” 1831, from milk (n.) + toast (n.). Figurative of softness or innocence by 1859.
A mild, ineffectual person; a timid person; wimp
[1924+; fr or popularized by the comic-strip character Caspar Milquetoast in ”The Timid Soul” by H T Webster]
- Miliary fever
noun 1. an acute infectious fever characterized by profuse sweating and the formation on the skin of minute fluid-filled vesicles Nontechnical name sweating sickness miliary fever n. An infectious disease characterized by fever, profuse sweating, and the production of sudamina, occurring formerly in severe epidemics.
- Miliary embolism
miliary embolism n. An obstruction occurring simultaneously in a number of capillaries.
noun, Informal. 1. a local train running through the early hours of the morning.
- Milk treading
noun the action of a cat’s kneading its paws on a human, a pillow, etc. which reenacts its actions as a kitten in getting milk from the mother