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pusillanimous (adj.)

early 15c., pusillanimus, "timid, lacking strength and firmness of mind," from Late Latin pusillanimis "having little courage" (used in Church Latin to translate Greek oligopsykhos "small-souled"), from Latin pusillis "very weak, little" (diminutive of pullus "young animal," from PIE root *pau- (1) "few, little") + animus "spirit, courage" (see animus). Related: Pusillanimously; pusillanimousness.

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Definitions of pusillanimous

pusillanimous (adj.)
lacking in courage and manly strength and resolution; contemptibly fearful;
Synonyms: poor-spirited / unmanly
From wordnet.princeton.edu