Poor-spirited
Poor-spirited Poor"-spir`it*ed, a. Of a mean spirit; cowardly; base. -- {Poor"-spir`it*ed*ness}, n. [1913 Webster]

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  • poor-spirited — poor spirited; poor spirited·ly; poor spirited·ness; …   English syllables

  • poor-spirited — [poor′spir΄it id] adj. having or showing a poor spirit; cowardly; timorous; abject …   English World dictionary

  • poor-spirited — /poor spir i tid/, adj. having or showing a poor, cowardly, or abject spirit. [1655 65] * * * …   Universalium

  • poor-spirited — adjective Date: 1656 lacking zest, confidence, or courage • poor spiritedly adverb • poor spiritedness noun …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • poor-spirited — a. Mean, cowardly, base, mean spirited …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • poor-spirited — adjective literary having no confidence or courage poor spiritedly adverb …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • poor-spirited — /pɔ ˈspɪrətəd/ (say paw spiruhtuhd) adjective having or showing a poor, cowardly, or abject spirit …   Australian English dictionary

  • poor-spirited — (Roget s IV) modif. Syn. abject, timorous, wretched, miserable, mean; see also afraid 1 , cowardly 1 …   English dictionary for students

  • poor-spirited — adjective lacking in courage and manly strength and resolution; contemptibly fearful • Syn: ↑pusillanimous, ↑unmanly • Similar to: ↑cowardly, ↑fearful • Derivationally related forms: ↑unmanliness ( …   Useful english dictionary

  • Poor-spiritedness — Poor spirited Poor spir it*ed, a. Of a mean spirit; cowardly; base. {Poor spir it*ed*ness}, n. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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