pusillanimous


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Synonyms for pusillanimous

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Synonyms for pusillanimous

lacking in courage and manly strength and resolution

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For, it is for a pusillanimous Islamabad establishment\'s feebleness and shyness to speak up that Pakistan stands accused in the world\'s eye for harbouring terrorists\' sanctuaries on its soil for terrorism and militancy in Afghanistan.
The country was effortlessly overrun by China's People's Liberation Army more than 60 years ago, with the connivance of the Soviet Union and the pusillanimous indifference of the West, which was unwilling to provoke the two great Communist enemies over a tract of wilderness of little strategic or economic value.
This week it's pusillanimous - lacking courage or resolution.
The fact that the Western sanctions against Russia are joke-worthy, albeit hypocritical and ignorant, became evident when US officials and their pusillanimous press corps claimed the coup in Ukraine, engineered by the West, complied with international law, while the referendum in Crimea did not.
It was a curious, stubby little cartridge, woefully underpowered by later standards, expelling its externally lubricated 130-grain lead bullet at around 425 feet-per-second, producing a pusillanimous muzzle energy of 52 ft-lbs, which could be thwarted by a heavy overcoat or pocketbook.
Ninth grader, Nisha Venkat, who spelt pusillanimous correctly, said she was determined to win.
This is a pusillanimous reaction towards an event that should be treated by all of us as positive," said the Government Spokesman, adding that it also settles part of traumatic relations and experiences between the two countries.
Goddamned liberals," he says, are behind the pusillanimous law of armed conflict and rules of engagement, which, however both Caesar and Christ might endorse.
There is also much that is simply pusillanimous, including the sniping at the forms "social media" have so far taken, inside and outside Sudan, among Sudanese and non-Sudanese.
5) in his criticism of General Synod's pusillanimous pussyfooting around the infamous issue of same-sex marriage (marriage is the sacramental union of one man and one woman; same-sex variants will require a new name of their own) and the blessing of such relationships by the church.
For the majority of Americans, "contentment" would be the pusillanimous refusal to press one's constitutional right to More, by intelligence and hard work preferably, otherwise at the expense of the rich and better off.
As he said to critics of Britain's response to the Austrian suppression of Naples, "He should deem it most pusillanimous conduct on our part, if, after interfering on a question of this nature, we limited our interference to the mere delivery of a scroll of paper, and did not follow it up with some more effectual measures.
It seems to me not only a little pusillanimous, but it's also unnecessary," he said.
Whatever the rights and wrongs of this saga, Mitchell's position as Chief Whip had become untenable, particularly with some of his pusillanimous parliamentary colleagues sniping, shark-like, in the rear.
But perhaps we live in an age so pusillanimous that it cannot even tolerate serious stories from another age, when men were less respectful of the law and less obedient and less fair, but also more complex, more contradictory, and more profound.