spineless


spine·less

adjective \ˈspīn-ləs\

: lacking courage or strength

: having no spine or spines

Full Definition of SPINELESS

1
:  free from spines, thorns, or prickles
2
a :  having no spinal column :  invertebrate
b :  lacking strength of character
spine·less·ly adverb
spine·less·ness noun

Examples of SPINELESS

  1. <a spineless man who let his wife make all the decisions>
  2. <spineless seamen who trembled at the first roar of the cannon>

First Known Use of SPINELESS

1827

Rhymes with SPINELESS

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