1
[ noun ] an abject coward

Synonyms

craven poltroon

Related terms

coward

2
[ adjective ] lacking even the rudiments of courage; abjectly fearful

Synonyms

craven

Examples

"the craven fellow turned and ran" "a craven proposal to raise the white flag" "this recreant knight"- Spenser

Related terms

cowardly

3
[ adjective ] having deserted a cause or principle

Synonyms

renegade

Examples

"some provinces had proved recreant" "renegade supporters of the usurper"

Related terms

disloyal

4
[ noun ] a disloyal person who forsakes his cause or religion or political party or friend etc.
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