[ pij-uhn-liv-erd ]
/ ˈpɪdʒ ənˈlɪv ərd /
meek-tempered; spiritless; mild.
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Origin of pigeon-livered
First recorded in 1595–1605
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Example sentences from the Web for pigeon-livered
Then he wondered if he had not grown spiritless and pigeon-livered in his solitude and loneliness.