Definition of poor-spiritedness in English:

poor-spiritedness

noun

  • The quality or state of being poor-spirited; timidity, cowardliness.

Pronunciation

poor-spiritedness

/ˌpɔːˈspɪrɪtɪdnɪs/ /ˌpʊəˈspɪrɪtɪdnɪs/

Origin

Mid 17th century; earliest use found in William Gurnall (d. 1679), Church of England clergyman. Either from poor-spirited + -ness.