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|Will Marshall|April 9, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Perhaps he had heard of Winch's pusillanimity, and understood the spirit which prompted Frank to fill his place.The Drummer Boy|John Trowbridge
We think one custom the result of pusillanimity, when the nerves are relaxed and our bodies fatigued.Letters To Eugenia|Paul Henri Thiry Holbach
In all this there is great moral cowardice, pusillanimity, and want of manly independence of character.Character|Samuel Smiles
late 14c., from Middle French pusillanimité (14c.), from Church Latin pusillanimitatem (nominative pusillanimitas) "faintheartedness," from Latin pusillanimis "fainthearted, having little courage" (see pusillanimous).