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English definition of “pusillanimous”

pusillanimous

adjective     /ˌpjuː.sɪˈlæn.ɪ.məs/ formal
weak and cowardly (= not brave); frightened of taking risks: He's too pusillanimous to stand up to his opponents.Cowardly pusillanimity     /ˌpjuː.sɪ.ləˈnɪm.ɪ.ti/ US  /-ə.t̬i/ noun [U] pusillanimously     /-li/ adverb
(Definition of pusillanimous adjective from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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