- the state or condition of being pusillanimous; timidity; cowardliness.
Origin of pusillanimity
Examples from the Web for pusillanimity
Once again, Republican pusillanimity in the face of gun fanaticism threatens to gut sane gun legislation in Congress.Pro-Gun Absolutism: The Gun Lobby’s Push to Privatize Law and Order
April 9, 2013
Everybody condemned their pusillanimity in making off without a fight.The Story of the Malakand Field Force
Sir Winston S. Churchill
The pair in the malthouse might have eluded all search but for the steward's pusillanimity.The Historical Nights' Entertainment
He had been able to compare the energy of Fabian with the pusillanimity of the Senator Tragaduros.Wood Rangers
Indignant at their pusillanimity, he then escaped to Versailles.The Parisians, Complete
They upbraided their commander with pusillanimity, and even treachery.Great Events in the History of North and South America
Charles A. Goodrich
Word Origin and History for pusillanimity
late 14c., from Middle French pusillanimité (14c.), from Church Latin pusillanimitatem (nominative pusillanimitas) "faintheartedness," from Latin pusillanimis "fainthearted, having little courage" (see pusillanimous).