Skip to comments.Word For The Day, Thursday, April 24, 2014 – pusillanimous
Posted on 04/24/2014 4:38:00 AM PDT by secret garden
In order that we might all raise the level of discourse and expand our language abilities, here is the daily post of "Word for the Day".
pusillanimous [pyoo-suh-lan-uh-muhs] adjective
1. lacking courage or resolution; cowardly; faint-hearted; timid.
2. proceeding from or indicating a cowardly spirit.
It takes a lot to make Jimmy Carter look like Winston Churchill. But President Obama, who bats not an eye as a Russian warplane buzzes a U.S. warship in the Black Sea, has accomplished that with his pusillanimous policy regarding Moscow's creeping anschluss in Ukraine.
-- What Would Reagan Do: Revive Europe Missile Defense, Investors Business Daily editorial, April 17, 2014
Late 14th century, (implied in pusillanimity), from L.L. pusillanimis "having little courage" (used in Church L. totranslate Gk. oligopsychos "small-souled"), from L. pusillis "very weak, little" (dim. of pullus "young animal")+ animus "spirit, courage."
The sentence must, in some way, relate to the news of the day. The Review threads are linked for your edification. ;-)
Practice makes perfect.....post on....
Review Thread One: Word For The Day, Thursday 11/14/02: Raffish
Review Thread Two: Word For The Day, Tuesday 1/14/03: Roister
Review Thread Three: Word For The Day, Tuesday 1/28/03: Obdurate
WFB's attempt to emulate us ; ) No pushing at the door please!
Rise and shine!
oh i can see where this word is going to go....
For plausible deniability,
the GOP calls itself ‘pusillanimous’,
but the G.O.P. (GIVE.OBAMA.POWER) are traitors
to the US Constitution, and the concepts of
Law and “Equal Justice Under the Law”.
My friend was pussy-fussy about going ziplining with us.
I had this bad dream last night where our goaltender decided to clock out early.
honest to GOD, why doe he think it’s a good idea to go behind the damn goal?? he has done that more than once to bad effect! not this series necessarily,but just in general. i HATE when they do it, when they’re my goalie, that is.
You eschewed your pusillanimity to give me that reward!
The pusillanimous Republicans... (you finish the sentence).
The words “what the f@’& is he doing?” were coming out of my mouth prior to that goal.
I know he has done that behind the goal $h!t, to our advantage, at Caps games. Poor thing i imagine the Yinzers are ready to crucify him. Heretofore, i think they were wanting to string up Letang.
my family accuses me constantly of being a secret Penguins fan. i know i should in all good conscience, as a Caps fan, root for the BJ, but my love for Dan Byslma and concern for his job has me secretly rooting for the Pens. Now, if someone could assure me that if he lost his job with the Pens, he would be hired by the Caps, i would root for BJ. But as it stands, i am rooting for the Pens. do not tell my family or Paula, as i may be disowned.
A+ for you and that poor mom.
Hey! You would prefer to keep your spleen, wouldn’t you?
So many choices, so little time. A for you.
Your secret is safe with me. ;-)
Oh, that’s good. Really good. A pyromaniac in a field of straw men. Nothing pusillanimous about that piece. A+.
You can only root for LeTang and Vokoun. No one else. Those are the rules. LeTang for the sheer kevorka and coming back from a stroke and Vokie because he was a Predator.
Believing Barack pusillanimous
On the right, it’s completely unanimous
But there on the left
Where injustice and theft
Are their watchwords, they find him magnanimous
Quit ot. I had just remarked on that aloud, lol....Creey!
Me too. I was aghast....I could see him not realizing the rush....but FCOl....the time on the clock?
A+ for you! Why aren’t the Rangers playing tonight? These guys are a short bus trip away from each other and yes I know how that reads.
It’s like Fox has re-lit his fire.
not a Vokoun fan, he didn’t do much for the Caps. Niskanen is kind of cute. i will NEVER be a crosby fan, ever. those lips, that diving, nah. I guess it’s been more palatable bc none of their supposed big guns has done much. It’s the offbrand guys that are performing.
I’m sure that tv coverage is determining who plays when. Strangely, if there is a Game 7, it will be the day after Game 6:
Thu Apr 17, 2014 Flyers Rangers
7:00 PM FINAL PHI (1) - NYR (4) Recap
Sun Apr 20, 2014 Flyers Rangers
12:00 PM FINAL PHI (4) - NYR (2) Recap
Tue Apr 22, 2014 Rangers Flyers
8:00 PM FINAL NYR (4) - PHI (1) Recap
Fri Apr 25, 2014 Rangers Flyers
7:00 PM TSN, CNBC, RDS, CSN-PH
Sun Apr 27, 2014 Flyers Rangers
12:00 PM NBC, TSN, RDS
Tue Apr 29, 2014 Rangers Flyers
TBD TSN, CSN-PH
Wed Apr 30, 2014 Flyers Rangers
TBD TSN, RDSI, CSN-PH
You also have to figure what else is booked at the arena. There might be a monster truck show or something. Nothing worse than having these 3 day layovers early in the series and then doing 6&7 back to back
OK, you got “where it’s going”...
pusillanimous - an innate disdain or hatred for cats (or effeminate males)
heard they booted Miley Cyrus in Philly for a game.
why aren’t you a Pengs fan?
I’m patiently waiting for a what’s up, ya sieve update. Because I keep clicking on the tennis chick gif and laughing. Carol!
because i didn’t really follow hockey until i moved to DC and married xshub who was a lifelong hockey fan and played in his youth. being from Pgh did not enter into my team loyalty configuration.
I thought it was when everyone agrees that the cat was sick.
well Pants is no doubt curled up in a fetal position on the floor somewhere, since she is a HUGE pens fan.
The Penguins weren’t really part of the city’s consciousness until Lemieux came along in the 80s. And won the Cup in 91 and 92.
Before that only die hards paid much attention to them.
i do think that my dad took my bro to a few Pens games when we were small.
damn - that was cool
Plus they had the least cool nickname of the three Pittsburgh franchises....
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