Milquetoast

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Synonyms for Milquetoast

a person who behaves in a childish, weak, or spoiled way

Synonyms for Milquetoast

a timid man or boy considered childish or unassertive

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The authors raise the question whether such complex and often arbitrarily enforced regulations discourage better people (who may lead more-complicated lives) from seeking careers in public service rather than those who tend to become craven masters of the system or undistinguished Milquetoasts.
It's the wedlock wimps that social conservative Michael Bowman can't stomach, the matrimonial milquetoasts who lack the staying power to keep a marriage going long after vows to love and cherish fade into memory.
Meanwhile, they nervously stare at me from behind protective glass, like I'm a furry little velociraptor with a craving for the flesh of white-coated milquetoasts.
Wrong," her first feature film, the actor gets to exact revenge on all the sniffling milquetoasts he has committed to celluloid.