Definitions

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  • n. The state or condition of being gutless; cowardice.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the trait of lacking courage and determination; fearful of loss or injury

Etymologies

gutless +‎ -ness (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Privately, BHP blamed Rio's "gutlessness" for its failed attempt to secure a freight premium for Australian exports to north-east Asia three years ago.

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  • Morkel said at a media conference after the House's adjournment that the ANC's withdrawal of its motion amounted to "gutlessness".

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • Now, if his Justice Department refuses to assist Spain's investigation, then I'll agree about the "gutlessness".

    My Left Wing - Front Page

  • The gutlessness of Democrats reached its pinnacle in the autumn of 2010 when a mere two months before midterm elections congressional Democrats refused to bring to a vote a measure that would have brought to an end tax cuts for those making more than $250,000 a year.

    America has the opportunity to usher in radical new political era | Michael Cohen

  • Hitchens' presence was an ongoing reminder of the media's own gutlessness; its slavish tracking to the well-worn grooves of positional politics; its sensation-whoring; its cowardly tolerance of lax language; its banal predictability; its collective fear of getting canned when the next crystalline MBA takes over the newsroom.

    Adam Hanft: The Hitchens Outpouring and Journalistic Self-Hatred

  • Alex Miceli, who has previously ripped Woods '"selfishness" and "gutlessness" on air, said the injury may be Woods' fault for trying to play hurt.

    Woods takes heat after dropping out

  • Return to the Silence: Is theatre exposing the gutlessness of TV science?

    Astrology for science communicators

  • Looking back on it, you have to wonder if this was not so much gutlessness on his part but self-interest.

    Joe Lieberman as the Democrats Sarah Palin?

  • Failing to explain now what is meant by 'we will not leave matters there' reveals a gutlessness on the part of this party's leadership which bodes ill for their willingness to stand up for the interests of the United Kingdom and her people when they have their hands on what little power remains to the member states of the EU.

    A Cowardly Lack Of National Leadership

  • Assisting them, too, are those treacherous Blue Dogs - holding sway in the healthcare reform debate while progressives were neutered, joined in the department of gutlessness by their "leaders" in the Progressive Caucus.

    Pearl Korn: Dems, Progressive Activist Organizations and Unions?

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