spineless

(redirected from spinelessness)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Encyclopedia.
Related to spinelessness: rememberable, overhyped, scrutinised
References in periodicals archive ?
90 extorted from me on Saturday is eloquent testimony to the spinelessness of the party which ruled this country from 1997 to 2010.
LAHORE, May 09, 2011 (Balochistan Times): The Jamaat e Islami chief, Syed Munawar Hasan, has said that the spinelessness of the rulers against the US threats had brought disgrace and ignominy to the country and the nation, and it was time the masses rose up against these US slaves.
Ministers have always hated backing down on policies, no matter how unpopular, because of the impression it gives of indecision or even spinelessness, and the actual word "U-turn" rarely passes their lips.
The DREAM Act, which would have given children of undocumented immigrants a path to citizenship, went down to defeat because of a bipartisan bout of spinelessness.
Despite Khartoum's mendacity and UN spinelessness, the SPLM has been extraordinary in its restraint, cleaving with calm but fierce tenacity to the goal of an on-time referendum.
His spinelessness contrasted sharply with the spunk with which John Kenneth Galbraith, the contemporaneous ambassador to India, denounced the war.
Such legislative legerdemain would mark a new low in spinelessness on Capitol Hill, but worse, it would be unconstitutional.
By refusing to eat his words criticising the exclusion of Pakistani cricketers in the Indian Premier League matches, Shah Rukh may have made up for the moral spinelessness of the world's biggest film industry all these years.
The comic approach does not equal spinelessness or necessitate immoral compromises.
SUE SHAW (Your Say, Saturday, January 10) wonders whether it is lack of belief or just spinelessness that leads airport protestors to seek anonymity.
In his novel, narrated from the perspective of fifteen-year-old Daniel Truitt, both hubris and malaise figure prominently, most clearly concentrated in the person of Pete Truitt, Daniel's father, a Wisconsin progressive whose hazy Whitmanic visions of American promise are matched in size and force by his capacity for self-deception and self-frustration and his final spinelessness.
It is a case of abandoning the stiff corsets and collars of high society and the strictures of the workplace, in favor of spinelessness, bonelessness, nudity, the flowing line.