recreant definition

  • adjective:
    • Unfaithful or disloyal to a belief, task, or cause.
    • Craven or cowardly.
    • disloyal, unfaithful, surrendering allegiance.
    • cowardly, craven
    • sobbing for mercy, as a combatant inside trial by fight; yielding; cowardly; mean-spirited; craven.
    • Apostate; false; unfaithful.
    • having deserted a reason or principle
    • lacking even the rudiments of nerve; abjectly scared
  • noun:
    • A faithless or disloyal individual.
    • A coward.
    • someone who is recreant. Somebody who yields in fight, or is cowardly and faint-hearted.
    • One who yields in combat, and begs for mercy; a mean-spirited, cowardly wretch.
    • One who yields in combat and cries craven; one who begs for mercy; thus, a meanspirited, cowardly, or unfaithful wretch.
    • an abject coward
    • a disloyal individual who betrays or deserts their cause or religion or political party or friend etc.
  • others:
    • willing to yield in fight; acknowledging beat; therefore, craven; cowardly. Compare craven.
    • Unfaithful to task; betraying trust.

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