poltroonery

noun
pol·​troon·​ery | \ päl-ˈtrü-nə-rē How to pronounce poltroonery (audio) , -ˈtrün-rē\

Definition of poltroonery

: mean pusillanimity : cowardice

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Examples of poltroonery in a Sentence

decried the poltroonery of those politicians who caved into pressure from the special interests

First Known Use of poltroonery

1590, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of poltroonery was in 1590

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