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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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 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, "My Life in Cars," 12 Dec. 2020 The gutless method of cleaning big game is overrated. Will Brantley, Field & Stream, "How to Clean Big Game with the Gutless Method," 20 Nov. 2020 The worst was the seemingly gutless reaction from teammates as their quarterback lay helmetless and helpless. Kevin Sherrington, Dallas News, "No heart, no head, no heat: Cowboys' loss to Washington was another gutless effort for a team that is lostThis article has comments enabled.," 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, "Upset at Jacob Blake shooting, Bucks' George Hill questions playing in NBA bubble," 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, "Upset at Jacob Blake shooting, Bucks' George Hill questions playing in NBA bubble," 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, "A Conservative Take on Romance from the French," 29 Sep. 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, "Upset at Jacob Blake shooting, Bucks' George Hill questions playing in NBA bubble," 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, "Upset at Jacob Blake shooting, Bucks' George Hill questions playing in NBA bubble," 25 Aug. 2020

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First Known Use of gutless

1900, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Gutless.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/gutless. Accessed 11 Apr. 2021.

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gutless

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of gutless

informal : lacking courage

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