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spineless

1. lacking a backbone; invertebrate
2. having no spiny processes
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And as regards spinelessness, I hope you'll turn your attention to the vote-grabbing, do-nothing local and national politicians and business 'leaders' who will just stand by and watch all this unfold.
The statements of concern in those two letters, both consistent with the conclusion of spinelessness, are the most negative of any contained in the letters written from the spring of 1896 to the spring of 1898.
The only obstacle, according to this theory, is the spinelessness of our leader.
What could be clearer than that their origins may be traced to an amalgam of spinelessness, fatigue, blinkered morality, intellectual folly, global pretensions tied to anti-Americanism, and, masquerading under the mantra of Israeli occupation of Arab lands, a recrudescence of antisemitism.
Also kenosis is not synonymous with spinelessness, but it has a way of enfolding alterity: the "me" and the "not me" end up being more related than is initially apparent.
If, like me, you are marginally offended by the formulaic spinelessness of the typical gay male contestants on shows like Survivor and Big Brother, I would like to direct yore" attention to a lesser-known reality show on the A&E network.
But their frustration with the spinelessness of their elected bosses is understandable, if not uncommon.
15) Appropriately enough, this exercise in ecclesiastical spinelessness occurred on April Fools' Day.
But their poetic partisanship was also vulnerable to charges of critical spinelessness, as Lawson made clear in Artforum: "Rene Ricard .
It is hard to know which is more breathtaking: the outrageous impudence of the organisers or the mealy-mouthed spinelessness of West Dunbartonshire Council.
24) The second Independent article on antisemitism attacks University officials for their apparent spinelessness and questions the "voluntary segregation" that Tax suggested in his column as a viable solution to the campus "Jewish problem.
We were particularly attracted by your strong stand on Ralph Nader, which is in contrast to the cowardly waffling and liberal spinelessness displayed by In These limes and The Nation.