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recreant

adjective

Synonyms and Antonyms of recreant

  1. 1 having or showing a shameful lack of courage the victors had only contempt for the recreant enemy soldiers who surrendered without firing a shot Synonyms of recreant chicken, chickenhearted, chicken-livered, craven, dastardly, gutless, lily-livered, milk-livered [archaic], poltroon, pusillanimous, cowardly, spineless, unheroic, yellowWords Related to recreant diffident, fainthearted, fearful, timid, timorous; afraid, frightened, scared; careful, cautious, wary; bashful, coy, shy; feeble, soft, unmanly, weakNear Antonyms of recreant audacious, bold, brazen, cheeky, nervy; plucky, spirited, spunky; determined, resoluteAntonyms of recreant brave, courageous, daring, dauntless, doughty, fearless, gallant, greathearted, gutsy, hardy, heroic (also heroical), intrepid, lionhearted, stalwart, stout, stouthearted, valiant, valorous

  2. 2 not true in one's allegiance to someone or something recreant campaign workers who walked out as soon as their candidate began dropping in the polls Synonyms of recreant disloyal, false, fickle, inconstant, perfidious, faithless, traitorous, treacherous, unfaithful, untrueWords Related to recreant irresponsible, trustless, undependable, unreliable, untrustworthy; faltering, hesitant, vacillating, wavering; dubious, irresolute, uncertain; apathetic, dispassionate, uninterestedNear Antonyms of recreant dependable, dutiful, reliable, responsible, solid, tried, tried-and-true, trustable, trustworthy, trusty; unfaltering, unhesitating, unwavering; determined, intent, resolute; confirmed, dyed-in-the-wool, inveterate, sworn; ardent, avid, enthusiastic, fervent, fervid, impassioned, passionateAntonyms of recreant constant, dedicated, devoted, devout, down-the-line, faithful, fast, loyal, staunch (also stanch), steadfast, steady, true


recreant

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of recreant

  1. 1 a person who abandons a cause or organization usually without right traditionally armies have dealt harshly with recreants, with execution being a common punishment for desertion during wartime Synonyms of recreant apostate, defector, deserter, renegadeWords Related to recreant betrayer, double-crosser, quisling, traitor, traitress (or traitoress), turnabout, turncoat; abandoner, come-outer, dropout, leaver; defier, insurgent, insurrectionary, insurrectionist, mutineer, rebel, red, revolter, revolutionary, revolutionist, revolutionizer; discontent, malcontent; recusant, refusenik (also refusnik), refuserNear Antonyms of recreant adherent, disciple, follower, supporter; fanatic, militant, partisan (also partizan), zealotAntonyms of recreant loyalist

  2. 2 a person who shows a shameful lack of courage in the face of danger the historian reserved his greatest contempt for those recreants who opposed the witch hunt but lacked the courage to speak out against it Synonyms of recreant chicken, craven, cur, dastard, funk, poltroon, coward, sissyWords Related to recreant defeatist, quitter; cream puff, milquetoast, pushover, pussy [slang], weakling, wimp; caitiff, snake, sneak; ostrich, scaramouch (or scaramouche)Near Antonyms of recreant daredevilAntonyms of recreant hero, stalwart, valiant

  3. 3 one who betrays a trust or an allegiance a spy and recreant to his country Synonyms of recreant apostate, backstabber, betrayer, double-crosser, double-dealer, Judas, quisling, traitor, serpent, snake, turncoatWords Related to recreant accommodationist, collaborationist, collaborator, sellout, subversive, subverter; coconspirator, conspirator, intriguer, plotter, schemer; defector, deserter, renegade; blabbermouth, gossip, gossiper, gossipmonger, informant, informer, rat, rumormonger, snitch, snitcher, squealer, stool pigeon, talebearer, talker, tattler, tattletale, telltale


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