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cur

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1 a person who shows a shameful lack of courage in the face of danger
  • denounced as curs those police officers who deserted their posts during the hurricane and its aftermath

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2 a person whose behavior is offensive to others
  • only a cur would abandon friends in their time of need

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The first known use of cur was in the 13th century

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“Cur.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/cur. Accessed 25 Jul. 2021.

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