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a.1.Resembling a poltroon; cowardly.
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Not impressed by politicians' reasoning SIR - Watching Thursday night's Question Time held in Cardiff, I found myself somewhat disappointed with Carwyn Jones and Leanne Wood's poltroonish approach to the questions regarding Ched Evans' return to football.
Mencken, who described the American public as "the most timorous, sniveling, poltroonish in Christendom since the end of the Middle Ages.