1. [syn: pusillanimous, poor-spirited, unmanly]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Pusillanimous \Pu`sil*lan"i*mous\, a. [L. pusillanimis; pusillus
very little (dim. of pusus a little boy; cf. puer a boy, E.
puerile) + animus the mind: cf. F. pusillanime. See
1. Destitute of a manly or courageous strength and firmness
of mind; of weak spirit; mean-spirited; spiritless;
cowardly; -- said of persons, as, a pusillanimous 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;
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
adj 1: lacking in courage and manly strength and resolution;
contemptibly fearful [syn: pusillanimous, poor-