poor-spirited


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poor-spirited

adj
lacking in spirit; cowardly
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.poor-spirited - lacking in courage and manly strength and resolutionpoor-spirited - lacking in courage and manly strength and resolution; contemptibly fearful
cowardly, fearful - lacking courage; ignobly timid and faint-hearted; "cowardly dogs, ye will not aid me then"- P.B.Shelley
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poor-spirited

[ˈpʊəˈspɪrɪtɪd] ADJapocado, mezquino

poor-spirited

adj personängstlich
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I suppose I'm a poor-spirited creature, but that is how I feel.
But repressed vexation at his son's poor-spirited behavior found expression in his treatment of his daughter.
And in the midst of all these solitary resignations and unseen sacrifices, she did not respect herself any more than the world respected her, but I believe thought in her heart that she was a poor-spirited, despicable little creature, whose luck in life was only too good for her merits.
Master Blifil was generally called a sneaking rascal, a poor-spirited wretch, with other epithets of the like kind; whilst Tom was honoured with the appellations of a brave lad, a jolly dog, and an honest fellow.
And for all this, the thanks they got were cuffs and contempt; and so poor-spirited were they that they took even this sort of attention as an honor.
I had the conviction that he could only regard me as a poor-spirited slave, wherefore I now went about to shun his presence and eschew his conversation.