pusillanimity


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Synonyms for pusillanimity

Synonyms for pusillanimity

contemptible fearfulness

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And it is decisions such as these, between courage and cowardice, principle and pusillanimity, apathy and action, on which the fortunes of civilizations turn.
Soumission depicts a France of the near future--two presidential election cycles hence, in 2022--in which the rise of the National Front and the pusillanimity of the Socialists have paved the way for a Muslim party to take over the country--and, perhaps more to the point, the Sorbonne.
extremist terrorism and the pusillanimity of theinternational community" the National Union ofSyrian Students, Czech Branch said in a statement.
Yvain's laziness here in allowing Lunete to pursue his suit on his behalf continues the theme of failing to uphold the virtue of fortitude by evoking the contraries of fortitude, the 'certain infirmities of mind and incapacities in resisting vices, such as laziness and pusillanimity which makes man negligent'.
Throughout this historical development, fatigue has been linked to numerous terms: asthenia, anergy, fatigue, tiredness, exhaustion, apathy, inertia, boredom, weakness, psychasthenia, pusillanimity, laxity, or vulnerability.
Incensed by Panetta's decision and the pusillanimity of General Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Maginnis rejects the decision as jeopardizing national security.
She also mocks her father's pusillanimity by including him in the motif:
And the pusillanimity of the social democrats has in turn exposed the forces to their left who have wanted to argue for a European solution to the crisis but who could suffer greatly from the anti-EU sentiment now being whipped up.
The so-obvious lack of direction of his administration and his baffling pusillanimity in taking decisions even on vital issues and key appointments have begun drawing public outcry increasingly.
Too much time has now been misspent in 14 years of delusionary rhetoric and pusillanimity.
And therefore much Laughter at the defects of others is a signe of Pusillanimity.
Mad Boy's critics often echo Hobbes in their implication that the play's comic elements--however enjoyable--are "a signe [sic] of Pusillanimity," a weakness to be avoided at all costs (125-6).
New Delhi must shed its pusillanimity on relations with Afghanistan.
Now this is a pusillanimity of theirs (the book writers) that they think style power, and yet never say as much in their Prefaces.
We would like to remind the government that silent acquiescence in the face of fait-accompli, whether of Pakistan or China is unforgivable pusillanimity.