spineless Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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"spineless" in British English

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spinelessadjective

uk   us   /ˈspaɪn.ləs/ disapproving
A spineless ​person does not have much ​determination and is not ​willing to take ​risks: He was, she ​concluded, a spineless ​individual.
spinelessly
adverb uk   us   /-li/
spinelessness
noun [U] uk   us   /-nəs/
(Definition of spineless from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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spinelessadjective

 us   /ˈspɑɪn·ləs/ disapproving
lackingdetermination and the ​willingness to take ​risks: It ​upset me to ​realize how spineless I was.
(Definition of spineless from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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