spineless

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adjective spine·less \ˈspīn-ləs\

Definition of spineless

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

  2. 2a :  having no spinal column :  invertebrateb :  lacking strength of character

spinelessly

adverb

spinelessness

noun

Examples of spineless in a sentence

  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


SPINELESS Defined for English Language Learners

spineless

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adjective spine·less \ˈspīn-ləs\

Definition of spineless for English Language Learners

  • : lacking courage or strength

  • : having no spine or spines


SPINELESS Defined for Kids

spineless

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adjective spine·less \ˈspīn-ləs\

Definition of spineless for Students

  1. 1 :  lacking spines <spineless stems>

  2. 2 :  having no backbone <a spineless animal>

  3. 3 :  lacking spirit, courage, or determination



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