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Meaning of PUSILLANIMITY

Pronunciation:  `pyoosulu'nimitee

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  contemptible fearfulness
 

PUSILLANIMITY is a 13 letter word that starts with P.

 

 Synonyms: pusillanimousness
 
 See Also: fearfulness, poltroonery

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Pu`sil*la*nim"i*ty\, n. [L. pusillanimitas: cf.
F. pusillanimit['e].]
The quality of being pusillanimous; weakness of spirit;
cowardliness.

      The badge of pusillanimity and cowardice. --Shak.

      It is obvious to distinguished between an act of . . .
      pusillanimity and an act of great modesty or humility.
                                               --South.

Syn: Cowardliness; cowardice; fear; timidity.

 

 

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