Cowardice vs Pusillanimous - What's the difference?
As a noun cowardice
is lack of courage.
As a adjective pusillanimous is
showing ignoble cowardice, or contemptible timidity.
Lack of courage.
Showing ignoble cowardice, or contemptible timidity
* 1882 — , On the Decay of the Art of Lying [http://www.gutenberg.org/files/2572/2572.txt].
- The soldier deserted his troop in a pusillanimous manner.
- Therefore, the wise thing is for us diligently to train ourselves to lie thoughtfully, judiciously; to lie with a good object, and not an evil one; to lie for others' advantage, and not our own; to lie healingly, charitably, humanely, not cruelly, hurtfully, maliciously; to lie gracefully and graciously, not awkwardly and clumsily; to lie firmly, frankly, squarely, with head erect, not haltingly, tortuously, with pusillanimous mien, as being ashamed of our high calling.