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  • adj.weak, timid
  • nountimid person

synonyms for craven

  • mean-spirited
  • chicken
  • yellow
  • cowardly
  • dastardly
  • fearful
  • gutless
  • lily-livered
  • poltroonish
  • pusillanimous
  • scared
  • timorous
  • weak-kneed
  • wimpish
  • wimpy
  • wussy
  • yellow-bellied
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antonyms for craven

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  • bold
  • brave
  • courageous
  • heroic
  • strong
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    While momagers, stage moms, and moms craven for their own fame developed into their own, negative reality-TV trope over the time that Keeping Up… has been on air, Jenner has managed to turn that stereotype into a triumph for herself.
    THE DEVIL WORKS HARD, BUT KRIS JENNER ALWAYS WORKED HARDERKEVIN FALLONJUNE 11, 2021THE DAILY BEAST
    It’s an embarrassment to have someone who is either so gullible–or so craven–representing our city in a visible way.
    QANON CANDIDATES ARE WINNING LOCAL ELECTIONS. CAN THEY BE STOPPED?VERA BERGENGRUENAPRIL 16, 2021TIME
    Anyway, there’s also something craven about encouraging people to work harder and longer hours during a freakin’ pandemic.
    THE 5 WORST SUPER BOWL COMMERCIALS, FROM DOLLY PARTON’S BETRAYAL TO THAT AWKWARD OATLY JINGLEMAURA JUDKIS, SONIA RAOFEBRUARY 8, 2021WASHINGTON POST
    I will write again soon and add to the melancholy picture of a once powerful nation shuddering with craven fears.
    PUNCH, OR THE LONDON CHARIVARI, VOL. 147, NOVEMBER 4, 1914VARIOUS
    Karl replied: In a bad way are we with our King for he is both halt & craven.
    THE SAGAS OF OLAF TRYGGVASON AND OF HARALD THE TYRANT (HARALD HAARDRAADE)SNORRI STURLUSON
    Then spake Vandrad: The King is not craven, but neither he is victorious.
    THE SAGAS OF OLAF TRYGGVASON AND OF HARALD THE TYRANT (HARALD HAARDRAADE)SNORRI STURLUSON
    Or, if dialect poetry must be concerned only with rustic life, was the Craven dalesman to have no voice in the matter?
    YORKSHIRE DIALECT POEMSF.W. MOORMAN
    He had punished a man for a base and craven act; he had challenged him and met him in fair fight.
    A LIFE SENTENCEADELINE SERGEANT
    But if there were, Mrs. Craven's carriage might have undone it all.
    JANE AUSTEN, HER LIFE AND LETTERSWILLIAM AUSTEN-LEIGH AND RICHARD ARTHUR AUSTEN-LEIGH
    His business led him to travel into Lancashire, Craven, and even Westmoreland.
    YORKSHIRE ODDITIES, INCIDENTS AND STRANGE EVENTSS. BARING-GOULD
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    WORDS RELATED TO CRAVEN

    • coward
    • craven
    • dastard
    • funk
    • poltroon
    • quitter
    • recreant
    • scaredy cat
    • yellow belly
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