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Pusillanimous GRE Vocabulary Flashcard

Definition of Pusillanimous as a GRE Vocabulary Flashcard also found in 601 Words You Need to Know to Pass Your Exam with illustrations and synonyms and for advanced learners of English

/ˌpjuː.sɪˈlæn.ɪ.məs/ (adj)

Definition

frightened of taking any risk or action, lacking courage, cowardly and weak, timorous, timid, gutless, craven, faint-hearted, tremulous, lily-livered, spineless, sissy, poltroon, fearful

Example

Some dogs suffer extreme fear of strangers. They cower, tremble, and try to hide from any new person they meet. While it’s not unheard of for dogs to be afraid of strangers, the ideal reaction is one of open friendliness, not hiding or running away. If your dog is excessively pusillanimous and fearful around strangers, it’s a good idea to understand the reasons why so you can help it get past its fear.

Source: https://www.thesprucepets.com/

Antonyms

brave, audacious

Parts of speech

Noun: pusillanimity

Adverb: pusillanimously

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