from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The state or quality of being pusillanimous; cowardice.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The quality or state of being pusillanimous; the vice of being timid and cowardly, and thus not living up to one's full potential; pusillanimousness.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The quality of being pusillanimous; weakness of spirit; cowardliness.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The state or condition of being pusillanimous; lack of that spirit which constitutes courage or fortitude; cowardliness; timidity.
- n. Synonyms Poltroonery. See coward, n.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. contemptible fearfulness
From the ecclesiastical Latin pusillanimis, from pusillus (puny) + animus (spirit) + -ous. A translation of the Greek ὀλιγόψυχος (oligopsykhos, "faint-hearted"). (Wiktionary)