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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