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spinelessness

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of spinelessness

  1. 1 the quality or state of lacking strength of will or character the spinelessness that the grown woman has shown in dealing with her overbearing mother Synonyms of spinelessness frailness, frailty, softness, weakness, wimpiness, wimpishness, wishy-washinessWords Related to spinelessness collapse; failing, flaw, foible, peccadillo; evil, immorality, wickedness; corruption, corruptnessNear Antonyms of spinelessness discipline, self-discipline; goodness, integrity, morality, rectitude, righteousness, rightness, uprightness, virtuousnessAntonyms of spinelessness backbone, chutzpah (also chutzpa or hutzpah or hutzpa), firmness, fortitude, hardihood, mettle, moxie, nerve, resoluteness, strength, toughness

  2. 2 a shameful lack of courage in the face of danger charged the midshipman with sickening spinelessness under fire Synonyms of spinelessness cowardliness, cravenness, dastardliness, gutlessness, poltroonery, pusillanimity, cowardiceWords Related to spinelessness diffidence, faintheartedness, fearfulness, timidity, timorousness; carefulness, cautiousness, wariness; bashfulness, shyness; feebleness, softness, weaknessNear Antonyms of spinelessness audacity, boldness, brazenness; backbone, fiber, fortitude, grit, gumption, mettle, pluck, spunk; determination, perseverance, resolution; endurance, stamina, tenacityAntonyms of spinelessness bravery, courage, courageousness, daring, dauntlessness, doughtiness, fearlessness, gallantry, greatheartedness, guts, hardihood, heart, heroism, intrepidity, intrepidness, nerve, stoutness, valiance, valor, virtue


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