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.