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Meaning of PUSILLANIMOUS

Pronunciation:  `pyûsu'lanumus

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[adj]  lacking in courage and manly strength and resolution; contemptibly fearful
 

PUSILLANIMOUS is a 13 letter word that starts with P.

 

 Synonyms: coward(a), cowardly, fearful, poor-spirited, unmanly
 

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Pu`sil*lan"i*mous\, a. [L. pusillannimis;
pusillus very little (dim. of pusus a little boy; cf. puer a
boy, E. puerile) + animus the mind: cf. F. pusillanime. See
{Animosity}.]
1. Destitute of a manly or courageous strength and firmness
   of mind; of weak spirit; mean-spirited; spiritless;
   cowardly; -- said of persons, as, a pussillanimous prince.



2. Evincing, or characterized by, weakness of mind, and want
   of courage; feeble; as, pusillanimous counsels. ``A low
   and pusillanimous spirit.'' --Burke.

Syn: Cowardly; dastardly; mean-spirited; fainthearted; timid;
     weak; feeble.

 

 

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