But on this issue of Haredi service his pusillanimous silence has been disappointing and self-defeating.
We do not believe that any amount of forbearance would have conciliated the South so long as they thought us pusillanimous.
Catharine was glad to have the pusillanimous Charles out of the way.
It was dishonourable, unpatriotic, and pusillanimous; but Mr. Gladstone persevered, and with what result?
A blind faith is only one remove from a pusillanimous skepticism.
The Marquess was the falsest, the most fickle, the most pusillanimous, of mankind.
He was of a mean appearance, and, like his father, pusillanimous to a degree.
The very word is as fire to the most pusillanimous: the very thought of its crimson depths should set us all tilting.
To remain where he was was certain death, and a shameful, pusillanimous death to boot.
It was "a degrading insult to the American people; a pusillanimous surrender of their honor; and an insidious injury to France."
early 15c., from Late Latin pusillanimis "having little courage" (used in Church Latin to translate Greek oligopsychos "small-souled"), from Latin pusillis "very weak, little" (diminutive of pullus "young animal;" see foal (n.)) + animus "spirit, courage" (see animus). Related: Pusillanimously; pusillanimousness.