What is the opposite of backbone?

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Noun
Opposite of strength of character
Noun
Opposite of the quality that enables a person to encounter danger with firmness
Noun
Opposite of the condition of being determined
“Where he gets in trouble, again, is his unwillingness to make a firm stand on any issue.”
Noun
Opposite of having a strong commitment to a cause
“He played with utter indifference and apathy because he knew that this was his last season with the club.”
Noun
Opposite of the faculty by which a person decides on and initiates action
“There are frequent complaints about unwillingness to work, lack of entrepreneurialism and aversion to risk.”
Noun
Opposite of the emotional or mental qualities necessary in dealing with difficult or distressing situations
Vulnerability can be a curse in a hostile environment.”
Noun
Opposite of the core or basis for something
“Briefly, the initially adsorbed liposomes seemed to collapse from the outer periphery toward the center of the liposome.”
Noun
Opposite of the inclination or ability to fight or struggle
“He argued that change could be brought about through pacifism and appeasement.”
Noun
Opposite of shrewd or spirited initiative and resourcefulness
Noun
Opposite of a foundation or starting point for further work
“There is a branch of science that has been developed or is developing to study every species of creation.”
Noun
Opposite of a person or thing that provides stability or confidence in an otherwise uncertain situation
Noun
Opposite of the mental ability to handle or recover quickly from hardship
“Self-pity and defeatism are quickly banished from his mind whenever they turn up.”
Adjective
(anatomy) Opposite of with respect to, or concerning the side in which the backbone is located
“Ribs are straight or slightly biconcave and fade on the ventral surface where they merge into the lateral keel.”
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