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1‘Fiona could have smacked him for being so spineless’
weak, weak-willed, weak-kneed, feeble, spiritless, soft, ineffectual, inadequate, irresolute, indecisive
cowardly, timid, timorous, fearful, faint-hearted, pusillanimous, craven, submissive, unmanly, namby-pamby, lily-livered, chicken-hearted, limp-wristed, afraid of one's shadow
informal wimpish, wimpy, sissy, sissified, chicken, yellow, yellow-bellied, gutless, pathetic
British informal wet
North American vulgar slang candy-assed, chickenshit
archaic poor-spirited, recreant
bold, brave, strong-willed
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