lily-livered


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lil·y-liv·ered

(lĭl′ē-lĭv′ərd)
adj.
Cowardly; timid.

[From lily, pale, bloodless.]

lily-livered

adj
1. 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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It's about how he stalked EastEnders star and hard man Danny and ended up getting a bit part in one of his films, and how he's obsessed with football hooliganism despite being a lily-livered liberal.
It's about how he stalked EastEnders star and hard man Danny and ended up getting a bit part in one of his films, and how he's obsessed with football hooliganism despite being a lily-livered liberal.
Miliband is a lily-livered millionaire playboy, who will go the way the unions tell him.