lily-livered


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lil·y-liv·ered

(lĭl′ē-lĭv′ərd)
adj.
Cowardly; timid.

[From lily, pale, bloodless.]

lily-livered

adj
cowardly; timid

lil′y-liv`ered



adj.
weak or lacking in courage; cowardly.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.lily-livered - easily frightenedlily-livered - easily frightened      
colloquialism - a colloquial expression; characteristic of spoken or written communication that seeks to imitate informal speech
cowardly, fearful - lacking courage; ignobly timid and faint-hearted; "cowardly dogs, ye will not aid me then"- P.B.Shelley

lily-livered

adjective
Translations

lily-livered

[ˈlɪlɪˈlɪvəd] ADJcobarde, pusilánime

lily-livered

[ˈlɪlɪˌlɪvəd] adj (old) → codardo/a
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We can't entirely blame the Prime Minister as it was his master's voice, the official spokesman, who uttered the lily-livered denial that will leave English fans dismayed and make the boss an all-round laughing stock.
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