craven definition

  • adjective:
    • described as abject worry; cowardly.
    • Unwilling to battle; lacking even rudiments of courage; excessively cowardly.
    • Cowardly; fainthearted; spiritless.
    • lacking even rudiments of courage; abjectly scared
  • noun:
    • A coward.
    • A confessed coward.
    • A recreant; a coward; a weak-hearted, spiritless fellow. See recreant, n.
    • A mean or base coward; a pusillanimous other; a dastard.
    • Synonyms Poltroon, Dastard, etc. See coward.
    • an abject coward
  • verb:
    • to produce craven.
  • verb-transitive:
    • to help make recreant, poor, spiritless, or cowardly.
  • others:
    • Overcome; conquered; defeated. See to cry craven, below.
    • Cowardly; pusillanimous; mean-spirited.
    • to yield in submission; be defeated; fail.
    • In order to make craven, recreant, weak, or cowardly.

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