invertebracy

invertebracy

the state or quality of being invertebrate or without a backbone, as certain organisms, animals, etc.; hence, spinelessness; exhibiting a lack of strength of character. — invertebrate, adj.
See also: Strength and Weakness
the state or quality of being invertebrate or without a backbone, as certain organisms, animals, etc; hence, spinelessness; exhibiting a lack of strength of character. — invertebrate, adj.
See also: Zoology
the state or quality of being without a backbone, hence, metaphorically, spinelessness; lack of strength of character.
See also: Cowardice
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"My psychological inertia is nothing compared to the quivering invertebracy of these Labour plotters" London Mayor Boris Johnson on the plight of Gordon Brown
Sometimes as soon as she stood up her pulse dropped so precipitously that she was returned to the slug-like invertebracy of her early days of recovery.