adjective \ˈkrā-vən\

: having or showing a complete lack of courage : very cowardly

Full Definition of CRAVEN

archaic :  defeated, vanquished
:  lacking the least bit of courage :  contemptibly fainthearted
craven noun
cra·ven·ly adverb
cra·ven·ness \-vən-nəs\ noun

Examples of CRAVEN

  1. <a craven refusal to deliver the unwelcome news personally>

Origin of CRAVEN

Middle English cravant
First Known Use: 13th century

Rhymes with CRAVEN


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