gutless

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

Definition of gutless

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

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 But yes: If Carlson is indeed snarking about Hannity’s loyalty to Trump in whispers to media reporters, that’s gutless. Washington Post, 24 June 2021 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 See More

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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 3 Jul. 2022.

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