Pusillanimity definition

pyo͝osə-lə-nĭmĭ-tē
The state or quality of being pusillanimous; cowardice.
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The quality or state of being pusillanimous; the vice of being timid and cowardly, and thus not living up to one's full potential; pusillanimousness.
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Noun

Singular:
pusillanimity
Plural:
pusillanimities

Origin of pusillanimity

  • From the ecclesiastical Latin pusillanimis, from pusillus (puny) + animus (spirit) + -ous. A translation of the Greek ὀλιγόψυχος (oligopsykhos, “faint-hearted").

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