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Definition of pusillanimous adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

pusillanimous

 adjective
adjective
BrE BrE//ˌpjuːsɪˈlænɪməs//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌpjuːsɪˈlænɪməs//
 
(formal) Fear
 
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frightened to take risks synonym cowardly See related entries: Fear Word Origin late Middle English: from ecclesiastical Latin pusillanimis (translating Greek olugopsukhos), from pusillus ‘very small’ + animus ‘mind’, + -ous.
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