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poltroon

adjective

Synonyms and Antonyms of poltroon

  1. having or showing a shameful lack of courage <a military commander who was so poltroon that he surrendered without having fired so much as a single shot> Synonyms chicken, chickenhearted, chicken-livered, craven, dastardly, gutless, lily-livered, milk-livered [archaic], cowardly, pusillanimous, recreant, spineless, unheroic, yellowRelated Words diffident, fainthearted, fearful, timid, timorous; afraid, frightened, scared; careful, cautious, wary; bashful, coy, shy; feeble, soft, unmanly, weakNear Antonyms audacious, bold, brazen, cheeky, nervy; plucky, spirited, spunky; determined, resoluteAntonyms brave, courageous, daring, dauntless, doughty, fearless, gallant, greathearted, gutsy, hardy, heroic (also heroical), intrepid, lionhearted, stalwart, stout, stouthearted, valiant, valorous




poltroon

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of poltroon

  1. a person who shows a shameful lack of courage in the face of danger <those poltroons in the state legislature who have caved in to bigotry on this important issue of basic civil rights> Synonyms chicken, craven, cur, dastard, funk, coward, recreant, sissyRelated Words defeatist, quitter; cream puff, milquetoast, pushover, pussy [slang], weakling, wimp; caitiff, snake, sneak; ostrich, scaramouch (or scaramouche)Near Antonyms daredevilAntonyms hero, stalwart, valiant




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