Synonyms of 'pusillanimous'
timid and cowardly(formal) The authorities are too pusillanimous to deal with this situation.
I was too cowardly to complain.
A timid child, she had learnt obedience at an early age.
bureaucrats and spineless politicians
The craven attackers pounced on the boy and stabbed him before fleeing.
You yellow dogs!
a clash between a weak minister and a domineering civil servant
fearful, , ,
I had often been very fearful and isolated.
He has proved himself to be a gutless coward.
He is a reclusive, timorous creature.
faint-hearted, , ,
The voters may be ready to punish the politicians who devised a faint-hearted solidarity pact.
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in the sense of craven
cowardlyThe craven attackers pounced on the boy and stabbed him before fleeing.
in the sense of faint-hearted
lacking courage and confidenceThe voters may be ready to punish the politicians who devised a faint-hearted solidarity pact.
in the sense of fearful
afraid and full of fearI had often been very fearful and isolated.
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