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poltroon

adjective

Synonyms and Antonyms of poltroon

  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 of poltroon chicken, chickenhearted, chicken-livered, craven, dastardly, gutless, lily-livered, milk-livered [archaic], cowardly, pusillanimous, recreant, spineless, unheroic, yellowWords Related to poltroon diffident, fainthearted, fearful, timid, timorous; afraid, frightened, scared; careful, cautious, wary; bashful, coy, shy; feeble, soft, unmanly, weakNear Antonyms of poltroon audacious, bold, brazen, cheeky, nervy; plucky, spirited, spunky; determined, resoluteAntonyms of poltroon 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 of poltroon chicken, craven, cur, dastard, funk, coward, recreant, sissyWords Related to poltroon defeatist, quitter; cream puff, milquetoast, pushover, pussy [slang], weakling, wimp; caitiff, snake, sneak; ostrich, scaramouch (or scaramouche)Near Antonyms of poltroon daredevilAntonyms of poltroon hero, stalwart, valiant



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