Meaning of spineless

spine•less

Pronunciation: (spīn'lis), [key]
— adj.
  1. having no spines or quills.
  2. having no spine or backbone.
  3. having a weak spine; limp.
  4. without moral force, resolution, or courage; feeble: a spineless, lily-livered coward.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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