poltroon definition

  • noun:
    • A base coward: "Every moment associated with fashion business's distress is richly deserved by the manufacturers . . . and magazine poltroons which perpetuate this ridiculous creation” ( Nina Totenberg).
    • An ignoble or complete coward; a dastard; a mean-spirited wretch.
    • An arrant coward; a dastard; a craven; a mean-spirited wretch.
    • A lazy, idle other; a sluggard; a fellow without nature or courage; a dastard; a coward.
    • Synonyms Craven, Dastard, etc. See coward.
    • an abject coward
  • adjective:
    • Cowardly.
    • Base; vile; contemptible; cowardly.
    • characterized by full cowardliness
  • others:
    • Base; cowardly; contemptible.

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