(Roget's IV) modif.
Syn. abject, timorous, wretched, miserable, mean; see also afraid 1 , cowardly 1 .

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  • poor-spirited — adjective literary having no confidence or courage poor spiritedly adverb …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

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  • poor-spirited — adjective lacking in courage and manly strength and resolution; contemptibly fearful • Syn: ↑pusillanimous, ↑unmanly • Similar to: ↑cowardly, ↑fearful • Derivationally related forms: ↑unmanliness ( …   Useful english dictionary

  • poor-spiritedly — poor spirited·ly …   English syllables

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