backboneless

adjective
back·​bone·​less

Definition of backboneless 

1 : without backbone or a backbone

2 : spineless, pliant a backboneless submission to ill-treatment

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backbonelessness \(ˈ)⸗ˈ⸗⸗nə̇s \ noun, plural -es

First Known Use of backboneless

1870, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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