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cra·ven

 (krā′vən)
adj.
Characterized by abject fear; cowardly.
n.
A coward.

[Middle English cravant, perhaps from Old French crevant, present participle of crever, to burst, from Latin crepāre, to break.]

cra′ven·ly adv.
cra′ven·ness n.
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craven

(ˈkreɪvən)
adj
cowardly; mean-spirited
n
a coward
[C13 cravant, probably from Old French crevant bursting, from crever to burst, die, from Latin crepāre to burst, crack]
ˈcravenly adv
ˈcravenness n
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cra•ven

(ˈkreɪ vən)

adj.
1. cowardly; contemptibly timid.
n.
2. a coward.
[1175–1225; Middle English cravant,cravaunde defeated < Old French craventé, past participle of cravanter to crush, overwhelm]
cra′ven•ly, adv.
cra′ven•ness, n.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.craven - an abject coward
coward - a person who shows fear or timidity
Adj.1.craven - lacking even the rudiments of courage; abjectly fearful; "the craven fellow turned and ran"; "a craven proposal to raise the white flag"; "this recreant knight"- Spenser
cowardly, fearful - lacking courage; ignobly timid and faint-hearted; "cowardly dogs, ye will not aid me then"- P.B.Shelley
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craven

adjective cowardly, weak, scared, fearful, abject, dastardly, mean-spirited, timorous, pusillanimous, chickenshit (U.S. slang), chicken-hearted, yellow (informal), lily-livered The craven attackers pounced on the boy and stabbed him before fleeing.
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craven

adjectivenoun
An ignoble, uncourageous person:
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Translations
جَبان، رِعْديد
zbabělý
fejkujonagtig
huglaus
gļēvs

craven

[ˈkreɪvən] ADJ (liter) → cobarde
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

craven

[ˈkreɪvən] adj (= cowardly) [surrender, obedience] → lâche
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

craven

(liter)
adjfeig(e); a craven cowardein elender Feigling, eine feige Memme (geh)
nMemme f (geh)
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craven

[ˈkreɪvən] adj (frm, pej) → vigliacco/a
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

craven

(ˈkreivən) adjective
cowardly.
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