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Definition 1: an abject coward - [noun denoting person]

Synonyms for recreant in the sense of this definition

(recreant is a kind of ...) a person who shows fear or timidity

Definition 2: a disloyal person who betrays or deserts his cause or religion or political party or friend etc. - [noun denoting person]

Synonyms for recreant in the sense of this definition

(recreant is a kind of ...) a person who gives up too easily

Definition 3: lacking even the rudiments of courage; abjectly fearful - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where recreant or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the craven fellow turned and ran
  • a craven proposal to raise the white flag
  • this recreant knight

Synonyms for recreant in the sense of this definition

(recreant is similar to ...) lacking courage; ignobly timid and faint-hearted

"cowardly dogs, ye will not aid me then"

Definition 4: having deserted a cause or principle - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where recreant or its synonyms are used according to this definition

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

Synonyms for recreant in the sense of this definition

(recreant is similar to ...) deserting your allegiance or duty to leader or cause or principle

"disloyal aides revealed his indiscretions to the papers"

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