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Definition of "pusillanimous" [pu•sil•lan•i•mous]

  • Lacking courage; cowardly. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "pusillanimous" in a sentence
  • "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"