>pusillanimous – 5 syllable long word!


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pusillanimous \ pyoo-suh-LAN-uh-muhs \ , adjective;

1. Lacking in courage and resolution; contemptibly fearful; cowardly.

Evil, unspeakable evil, rose in our midst, and we as a people were too weak, too indecisive, too pusillanimous to deal with it.
— Kevin Myers, “An Irishman’s Diary”, Irish Times ,October 20, 1999

Pusillanimous comes from Late Latin pusillanimis, from Latin pusillus, “very small, tiny, puny” + animus, “soul, mind.”


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