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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.

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

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.
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

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.

craven

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

craven

[ˈkreɪvən] ADJ (liter) → cobarde

craven

[ˈkreɪvən] adj (= cowardly) [surrender, obedience] → lâche

craven

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

craven

[ˈkreɪvən] adj (frm, pej) → vigliacco/a

craven

(ˈkreivən) adjective
cowardly.
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