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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR SPINELESSNESS

There was nothing save its own spinelessness to deter the mob from carrying out its threat.

WORD ORIGIN

1827, of animals, from spine + -less. Meaning "lacking moral force" is from 1885. Related: Spinelessly; spinelessness.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR SPINELESSNESS

cowardliness

nouncowardice
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.