from The Century Dictionary.
- noun Tameness or baseness of spirit; cowardice.
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Cynic poverty of spirit was but the poor-spiritedness of apathy.
Guilt, always accompanied with meanness and poor-spiritedness, ii.
The inseparable poor-spiritedness of guilt, which is less uneasy in company, 14. 5.
There is a poor-spiritedness that is so far from making men blessed that it is a sin and a snare -- cowardice and base fear, and a willing subjection to the lusts of men.