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spineless

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adjective spine·less \ˈspīn-ləs\

Simple Definition of spineless

  • : lacking courage or strength

  • : having no spine or spines

Full Definition of spineless

  1. 1 :  free from spines, thorns, or prickles

  2. 2a :  having no spinal column :  invertebrateb :  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>



1827

First Known Use of spineless

1827

Rhymes with spineless



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