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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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.
As yet I have sustained no loss; thanks to the precautions which you have slighted; but my property is too unsafe here; my turn will come next; I and my people will share the contempt you are bringing upon yourselves, and will be thought, like you, poor-spirited beings, who may at any time be plundered with impunity.
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.
But the General had avowed to me that, over and above such considerations as these, there were circumstances which compelled him to "move with especial care at present", and that the fact had actually made him poor-spirited and a coward--it had made him altogether change his tone towards me.
But repressed vexation at his son's poor-spirited behavior found expression in his treatment of his daughter.