pusillanimity

play
noun pu·sil·la·nim·i·ty \ˌpyü-sə-lə-ˈni-mə-tē also ˌpyü-zə-\

Definition of pusillanimity

  1. :  the quality or state of being pusillanimous :  cowardliness

Examples of pusillanimity in a Sentence

  1. the pusillanimity shown by the press on this issue after the administration began applying pressure

First Known Use of pusillanimity

14th century


Learn More about pusillanimity


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up pusillanimity? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!

WORD OF THE DAY

to plunder or ravage

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Time Traveler Quiz: Which Word Came First?

  • time-traveler-quiz-which-word-came-first
  • Which came first?
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
Word Winder's CrossWinder

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!