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synonyms for spineless

  • invertebrate
  • amoebalike
  • faint-hearted
  • fearful
  • feeble
  • forceless
  • frightened
  • gutless
  • impotent
  • inadequate
  • ineffective
  • ineffectual
  • irresolute
  • lily-livered
  • nerveless
  • pithless
  • soft
  • spiritless
  • squeamish
  • submissive
  • timid
  • vacillating
  • weak
  • weak-kneed
  • weak-willed
  • yellow
  • yellow-bellied
See also synonyms for: spinelessness

antonyms for spineless

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  • bold
  • brave
  • strong
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How to use spineless in a sentence

She schemes, she cries, she makes decisions Maurizio’s too spineless to make himself.
WHAT CAN YOU EVEN SAY ABOUT HOUSE OF GUCCI? IT’S STUPID. IT’S PERFECT.ALISSA WILKINSONNOVEMBER 22, 2021VOX
With 11 defections on the vote to remove Greene from committees, McCarthy looks all the more spineless and inept.
REPUBLICANS CAN RUN FROM ACCOUNTABILITY, BUT THEY CAN’T HIDEJENNIFER RUBINFEBRUARY 5, 2021WASHINGTON POST
"Perdita Hepworth," she abandoned her spineless attitude and sat upright, speaking with vehemence.
THE BEAUTYMRS. WILSON WOODROW
If any of the jury dissented from its false statement they were too spineless to express their opinion.
THE EVERETT MASSACREWALKER C. SMITH
He had once been persuaded, yielding out of spineless bravado, to descend the shaft of a mine in a huge bucket.
BUNKER BEANHARRY LEON WILSON
Willed attention, rather than spineless feeling distractibility, might have saved him.
APPLIED PSYCHOLOGY FOR NURSESMARY F. PORTER
But of course, since I am as spineless as a mollusk, I sought to accept this heaven-sent visitation with due resignation.
A TOP-FLOOR IDYLGEORGE VAN SCHAICK
That spineless governess'll be writin' back to the Keith woman about everything she sees, eats, sits or sleeps on.
RIMROCK TRAILJ. ALLAN DUNN
Truedale came to the conclusion that fatalism was no weak and spineless philosophy, but one for the making of strong souls.
THE MAN THOU GAVESTHARRIET T. COMSTOCK
For this cactus is nearly spineless and clings to the inaccessible cañon slopes where stock cannot prey upon it.
THE FANTASTIC CLANJOHN JAMES THORNBER
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OCTOBER 26, 1985
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WORDS RELATED TO SPINELESS

  • chicken
  • craven
  • faint-hearted
  • fearful
  • lily-livered
  • pusillanimous
  • spineless
  • timid
  • yellow
  • yellow-bellied
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.