Thesaurus

chicken

adjective

Synonyms and Antonyms of chicken

  1. 1 having or showing a shameful lack of courage too chicken to go through with the stunt Synonyms of chicken cowardly, chickenhearted, chicken-livered, craven, dastardly, gutless, lily-livered, milk-livered [archaic], poltroon, pusillanimous, recreant, spineless, unheroic, yellowWords Related to chicken diffident, fainthearted, fearful, timid, timorous; afraid, frightened, scared; careful, cautious, wary; bashful, coy, shy; feeble, soft, unmanly, weakNear Antonyms of chicken audacious, bold, brazen, cheeky, nervy; plucky, spirited, spunky; determined, resoluteAntonyms of chicken brave, courageous, daring, dauntless, doughty, fearless, gallant, greathearted, gutsy, hardy, heroic (also heroical), intrepid, lionhearted, stalwart, stout, stouthearted, valiant, valorous

  2. 2 so small or unimportant as to warrant little or no attention just concentrate on the important duties of the job and forget about the chicken stuff Synonyms of chicken negligible, de minimis, footling, inconsequential, inconsiderable, insignificant, measly, Mickey Mouse, minute, niggling, no-account, nominal, paltry, peanut, petty, picayune, piddling, piddly, piffling, pimping, slight, trifling, trivialWords Related to chicken inferior, mean; imperceptible, inappreciable; little, puny, tiny; hairsplitting, nitpicking, pettifogging, quibbling; one-horse, small-fry, two-bitNear Antonyms of chicken serious, substantial, weighty; eventful, momentous, pivotal; conspicuous, noteworthy, outstanding, prominent, remarkable, striking; appreciable, discernible (also discernable), measurableAntonyms of chicken big, consequential, considerable, important, material, significant


chicken

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of chicken

  1. a person who shows a shameful lack of courage in the face of danger a staunch hawk during the drumbeat for war, he proved to be a chicken when it came to actually fighting it Synonyms of chicken coward, craven, cur, dastard, funk, poltroon, recreant, sissyWords Related to chicken defeatist, quitter; cream puff, milquetoast, pushover, pussy [slang], weakling, wimp; caitiff, snake, sneak; ostrich, scaramouch (or scaramouche)Near Antonyms of chicken daredevilAntonyms of chicken hero, stalwart, valiant



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