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spineless

adjective spine·less \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
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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

SPINELESSNESS Defined for Kids

spineless

adjective spine·less \ˈspīn-ləs\

Definition of SPINELESS for Kids

1
:  lacking spines <spineless stems>
2
:  having no backbone <a spineless animal>
3
:  lacking spirit, courage, or determination

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