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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 chicken, chickenhearted, chicken-livered, craven, dastardly, gutless, lily-livered, milk-livered [archaic], poltroon, pusillanimous, cowardly, 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

  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 disloyal, false, fickle, inconstant, perfidious, faithless, traitorous, treacherous, unfaithful, untrueRelated Words irresponsible, trustless, undependable, unreliable, untrustworthy; faltering, hesitant, vacillating, wavering; dubious, irresolute, uncertain; apathetic, dispassionate, uninterestedNear Antonyms 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 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 apostate, defector, deserter, renegadeRelated Words 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 adherent, disciple, follower, supporter; fanatic, militant, partisan (also partizan), zealotAntonyms 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 chicken, craven, cur, dastard, funk, poltroon, coward, 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

  3. 3 one who betrays a trust or an allegiance <a spy and recreant to his country> Synonyms apostate, backstabber, betrayer, double-crosser, double-dealer, Judas, quisling, traitor, serpent, snake, turncoatRelated Words 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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