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poltroon

adjective

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  1. having or showing a shameful lack of courage a military commander who was so poltroon that he surrendered without having fired so much as a single shot Synonyms chicken, chickenhearted, chicken-livered, craven, dastardly, gutless, lily-livered, milk-livered [archaic], cowardly, pusillanimous, recreant, spineless, unheroic, yellowRelated Words diffident, fainthearted, fearful, timid, timorous; afraid, frightened, scared; careful, cautious, wary; bashful, coy, shy; feeble, soft, unmanly, weakNear Antonyms audacious, bold, brazen, cheeky, nervy; plucky, spirited, spunky; determined, resoluteAntonyms brave, courageous, daring, dauntless, doughty, fearless, gallant, greathearted, gutsy, hardy, heroic (also heroical), intrepid, lionhearted, stalwart, stout, stouthearted, valiant, valorous

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poltroon

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of poltroon

  1. a person who shows a shameful lack of courage in the face of danger those poltroons in the state legislature who have caved in to bigotry on this important issue of basic civil rights Synonyms chicken, craven, cur, dastard, funk, coward, recreant, sissyRelated Words defeatist, quitter; cream puff, milquetoast, pushover, pussy [slang], weakling, wimp; caitiff, snake, sneak; ostrich, scaramouch (or scaramouche)Near Antonyms daredevilAntonyms hero, stalwart, valiant


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