Definition of pusillanimous:
recreant, spineless, dastardly, unmanlike, unmanful, cowardly, milk-livered, poor-spirited, unmanly, feeble, yellow-bellied, afraid/scared of your own shadow, unheroic, fear, chicken, coward, timorous, Under coward, chickenhearted, faint-hearted, gutless, lily-livered, yellow, craven, chicken-livered, fearful, poltroon.
- "The Love Affairs of Great Musicians, Volume 1", Rupert Hughes.
Are not they fine Judges, who are imposed upon by such pusillanimous Wretches, that are so far from having conquer'd the Fear of Death, that they go out of the World without having ever dared one Moment soberly to think of it; and of whom it can only be said, that they died hard and unmov'd, because they were senseless, and with the Courage of a Stone suffer'd themselves, without Thought, to drop into Eternity?- "An Enquiry into the Causes of the Frequent Executions at Tyburn (1725)", Bernard Mandeville Malvin R. Zirker.
- "England and the War", Walter Raleigh.