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pusillanimous

pu·sil·lan·i·mous

pusillanimous

 
 
pronunciation:
pyu s lae nih ms
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part of speech: adjective
definition: shamefully timid; cowardly.
The actor portrays a snivelling, pusillanimous husband who is bullied by his shrewish wife.
antonyms:
brave, courageous, heroic, valiant, valorous
similar words:
spineless, timorous, yellow
derivations: pusillanimously (adv.), pusillanimity (n.), pusillanimousness (n.)
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The word pusillanimous contains the following part:
anim Latin root that means mind, spirit, life