gutless

adjective
gut·​less | \ ˈgət-ləs How to pronounce gutless (audio) \

Definition of gutless

1 : lacking courage : cowardly
2 : lacking significance or vitality

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Other Words from gutless

gutlessness noun

Examples of gutless in a Sentence

a gutless attack on a writer who is now deceased and unable to defend herself
Recent Examples on the Web Nothing was more gutless than turning Rey (Daisy Ridley), a galactic nobody with great Force power into Emperor Palpatine's (Ian McDiarmid) granddaughter. Ew Staff, EW.com, 4 May 2021 The gutless, undisciplined first quarter shoved the Cavs into a 23-point hole and forced them to fight back the rest of the night. Chris Fedor, cleveland, 20 Apr. 2021 Someone at Chevrolet decided that the failing Corvair could be repositioned as an ideal runabout for women: rear-engined and thus light-steering, gutless enough not to frighten a spinster, cute as a button in pastel colors. Bruce Mccall, The New Yorker, 12 Dec. 2020 The gutless method of cleaning big game is overrated. Will Brantley, Field & Stream, 20 Nov. 2020 The worst was the seemingly gutless reaction from teammates as their quarterback lay helmetless and helpless. Kevin Sherrington, Dallas News, 25 Oct. 2020 But to almost take a guy's life, especially in front of one's kids, that wasn't resisting, in his back at point-blank range, is a heartless and gutless situation. Jeff Zillgitt, USA TODAY, 25 Aug. 2020 But to almost take a guy's life, especially in front of one's kids, that wasn't resisting, in his back at point-blank range, is a heartless and gutless situation. Jeff Zillgitt, USA TODAY, 25 Aug. 2020 The word might describe any number of handsome young men who carelessly rip through one woman’s heart after another, never actively deciding to create havoc but doing so anyway, out of gutless passivity. Kyle Smith, National Review, 29 Sep. 2020

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First Known Use of gutless

1900, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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9 May 2021

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“Gutless.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/gutless. Accessed 23 Jun. 2021.

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gutless

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of gutless

informal : lacking courage

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