1. poltroon, craven, recreant, coward

usage: an abject coward

2. deserter, apostate, renegade, turncoat, recreant, ratter, quitter

usage: a disloyal person who betrays or deserts his cause or religion or political party or friend etc.


1. recreant, renegade, disloyal (vs. loyal)

usage: having deserted a cause or principle; "some provinces had proved recreant"; "renegade supporters of the usurper"

2. craven, recreant, cowardly (vs. brave), fearful

usage: 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

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