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PUSILLANIMITY

Smallness of soul that shrinks from noble or arduous tasks. Its basis may be a lick of humility or ignorance of human dignity in co-operating with divine grace to achieve great things for God's glory. (Etym. Latin pusillus, very small + animus, mind.)

All items in this dictionary are from Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary, © Eternal Life. Used with permission.

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