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English adjective: recreant

1. recreant having deserted a cause or principle

SamplesSome provinces had proved recreant.
Renegade supporters of the usurper.




2. recreant lacking even the rudiments of courage; abjectly fearful

SamplesThe craven fellow turned and ran.
A craven proposal to raise the white flag.
This recreant knight.


Similarcowardly, fearful

Antonymsbrave, courageous

English noun: recreant

1. recreant (person) an abject coward

Synonymscraven, poltroon

Broader (hypernym)coward

2. recreant (person) a disloyal person who betrays or deserts his cause or religion or political party or friend etc.

Synonymsapostate, deserter, ratter, renegade, turncoat

Broader (hypernym)quitter

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