gutless


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gut·less

 (gŭt′lĭs)
adj. Slang
1. Lacking courage or drive.
2. Lacking substance; weak or insignificant.

gut′less·ness n.

gutless

(ˈɡʌtlɪs)
adj
informal lacking courage or determination
ˈgutlessness n

gut•less

(ˈgʌt lɪs)

adj.
lacking courage, substance, or vigor; weak or cowardly.
[1910–15]
gut′less•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.gutless - lacking courage or vitality; "he was a yellow gutless worm"; "a spineless craven fellow"
gutsy, plucky - marked by courage and determination in the face of difficulties or danger; robust and uninhibited; "you have to admire her; it was a gutsy thing to do"; "the gutsy...intensity of her musical involvement"-Judith Crist; "a gutsy red wine"
2.gutless - weak in willpower, courage or vitality
weak - wanting in physical strength; "a weak pillar"

gutless

adjective faint-hearted, weak, cowardly, chicken (slang), craven, feeble, timid, abject, submissive, spineless, boneless, irresolute, chickenshit (U.S. slang), lily-livered By attacking his wife, he has proved himself to be a gutless coward.
brave, bold, courageous, resolute

gutless

adjective
Translations

gutless

[ˈgʌtlɪs] ADJcobarde, sin agallas

gutless

[ˈgʌtləs] adj (= cowardly) → qui a les foies blancsgut reaction nréaction f instinctive

gutless

adj (fig inf)feige

gutless

[ˈgʌtlɪs] adj (fam) → vigliacco/a, che non ha fegato
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As regards the abstentions, we elect councillors to make decisions on our behalf and if they are so indecisive or gutless that they won't make them, they should move aside and make way for someone who will.
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