from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Lacking courage; cowardly.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Showing ignoble cowardice, or contemptible timidity
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Destitute of a manly or courageous strength and firmness of mind; of weak spirit; mean-spirited; spiritless; cowardly; -- said of persons, .
- adj. Evincing, or characterized by, weakness of mind, and want of courage; feeble.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Lacking strength and firmness of mind; wanting in courage and fortitude; being of weak courage; faint-hearted; mean-spirited; cowardly.
- Proceeding from lack of courage; indicating timidity.
- Synonyms Poltroon, Dastard, etc. See coward.
- 1 and
- Weak, feeble, timorous, spiritless, effeminate, dastardly.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. lacking in courage and manly strength and resolution; contemptibly fearful
Meral Ece a Liberal Coucillor is worrying in pusillanimous Liberal way about gun crime in the Gazette.
... is worrying in pusillanimous Liberal way about gun crime in the Gazette ...
We have been laborious, contented, and prosperous; and if we have been reabsorbed by the mother country, in accordance with what I cannot but call the pusillanimous conduct of certain of our elder
Moderator, I withdraw the 'pusillanimous' barb unreservedly.
Wow, I haven't heard the word "pusillanimous" since the last time I watched "The Wizard of Oz"!
At least real conservatives stick by their guns, but you're the worst kind of pusillanimous, wobbling imbeciles.
PS I was in a play once where I used the word "pusillanimous".
It must have been great to say the 'pusillanimous' line.
The United Democratic Movement on Wednesday criticised what it called SA Reserve Bank Governor Tito Mboweni's "pusillanimous" response to the country's economic challenges, and not lowering the interest rate.
If those are not freemen who do what they please, and are for the most part approved in what they do, who puff at all their enemies, and scorn such as pusillanimous slaves who go not forth unto the same compass of excess with them, who shall be esteemed free?
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