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poltroon

adjective

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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

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poltroon

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Synonyms & Antonyms of poltroon (Entry 2 of 2)

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

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The first known use of poltroon was circa 1529

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“Poltroon.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/poltroon. Accessed 22 Oct. 2020.

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