Definition of pusillanimity:
chickenheartedness, spinelessness, dastardliness, cowardliness, fear, faint-heartedness, yellow streak, funk, pusillanimousness, cowardice, gutlessness, yellowness, poltroonery, cravenness, unmanliness.
But the Government was unconvinced, not as is usually assumed out of sheer pusillanimity and lack of strategical insight, but because the chances of Drake's missing contact were too great if the Armada should sail before our own fleet could get into position.- "Some Principles of Maritime Strategy", Julian Stafford Corbett.
- "Press Cuttings", George Bernard Shaw.
- "The New Germany", George Young.