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
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).