Word of the Day: pusillanimity

pu·sil·la·nim·i·ty noun \ˌpyü-sə-lə-ˈni-mə-tē also ˌpyü-zə-\

Definition of PUSILLANIMITY

: the quality or state of being pusillanimous : cowardliness

Examples of PUSILLANIMITY

  1. <the pusillanimity shown by the press on this issue after the administration began applying pressure>

First Known Use of PUSILLANIMITY

14th century

Related to PUSILLANIMITY

Synonyms
cowardliness, cravenness, dastardliness, gutlessness, poltroonery, cowardice, spinelessness
Antonyms
bravery, courage, courageousness, daring, dauntlessness, doughtiness, fearlessness, gallantry, greatheartedness, guts, hardihood, heart, heroism, intrepidity, intrepidness, nerve, stoutness, valiance, valor, virtue
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