pusillanimity

  • 1 Pusillanimity — Pu sil*la*nim i*ty, n. [L. pusillanimitas: cf. F. pusillanimit[ e].] The quality of being pusillanimous; weakness of spirit; cowardliness. [1913 Webster] The badge of pusillanimity and cowardice. Shak. [1913 Webster] It is obvious to… …

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  • 2 pusillanimity — index fear Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

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  • 3 pusillanimity — late 14c., from Fr. pusillanimité (14c.), from L.L. pusillanimitas (4c.), from L. pusillanimus (see PUSILLANIMOUS (Cf. pusillanimous)) …

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  • 4 pusillanimity — noun The quality or state of being pusillanimous; the vice of being timid and cowardly, and thus not living up to ones full potential; pusillanimousness. 132. And although thou often fallest, and seest thy Pusillanimity, and endeavour to get… …

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  • 5 pusillanimity — pusillanimous ► ADJECTIVE ▪ lacking courage; timid. DERIVATIVES pusillanimity noun. ORIGIN from Latin pusillus very small + animus mind …

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  • 6 pusillanimity — noun Date: 14th century the quality or state of being pusillanimous ; cowardliness …

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  • 7 pusillanimity — /pyooh seuh leuh nim i tee/, n. the state or condition of being pusillanimous; timidity; cowardliness. [1350 1400; ME < LL pusillanimitas. See PUSILLANIMOUS, ITY] * * * …

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  • 8 pusillanimity — (Roget s Thesaurus II) noun Ignoble lack of courage: chickenheartedness, cowardice, cowardliness, cravenness, dastardliness, faint heartedness, funk, unmanliness. Slang: gutlessness, yellowness, yellow streak. See FEAR …

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  • 9 pusillanimity — pu·sil·la·nim·i·ty || ‚pjuːsɪlÉ™ nɪmÉ™tɪ n. cowardliness, timidity, fearfulness …

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  • 10 pusillanimity — n. Cowardice, cowardliness, timidity, poltroonery, recreancy, dastardliness, meanspiritedness, pusillanimousness, effeminacy, faintheartedness, fear …

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  • 11 pusillanimity — n timidity, timorousness, cowardice, cowardliness, lily liveredness, faint heartedness, weak heartedness, Inf. chicken heartedness, Sl. yellow belliedness; faint heart, weak knees, white feather, no backbone, a backbone of banana, Inf. chicken… …

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  • 12 pusillanimity — pu·sil·la·nim·i·ty …

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  • 13 pusillanimity — /pjusəˈlænəməti/ (say pyoohsuh lanuhmuhtee) noun the state or condition of being pusillanimous; timidity; cowardliness …

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  • 14 pusillanimity —   n. cowardice; mean spiritedness.    ♦ pusillanimous, a …

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  • 15 pusillanimity — noun contemptible fearfulness • Syn: ↑pusillanimousness • Derivationally related forms: ↑pusillanimous (for: ↑pusillanimousness), ↑pusillanimous • Hypernyms: ↑ …

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  • 16 cowardice — Pusillanimity; fear; misbehavior through fear in relation to some duty to be performed …

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  • 17 cowardice — Pusillanimity; fear; misbehavior through fear in relation to some duty to be performed …

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  • 18 cowardice — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) Shrinking from pain or danger Nouns 1. cowardice, cowardliness, pusillanimity, poltroonery, baseness; dastardliness; abject fear, funk; Dutch courage; fear, white feather, faint heart, timidity. Informal …

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  • 19 pusillanimousness — noun contemptible fearfulness • Syn: ↑pusillanimity • Derivationally related forms: ↑pusillanimous, ↑pusillanimous (for: ↑pusillanimity) • Hypernyms: ↑ …

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  • 20 Stoic Passions — refers to various forms of emotional suffering in Stoicism, a school of Hellenistic philosophy.Primary PassionsThe Stoics named four primary passions. In On Passions , Andronicus reported the Stoic definitions of these passions (trans. Long… …

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