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adjective as in weak, timid

noun as in timid person

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In that, her legacy is in very, very safe territory in a city otherwise occupied by craven opportunists.

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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.

It’s an embarrassment to have someone who is either so gullible–or so craven–representing our city in a visible way.

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Anyway, there’s also something craven about encouraging people to work harder and longer hours during a freakin’ pandemic.

It might be helpful, now, if a few of these craven Republicans had the stones to say it.

Maybe he could no longer bear the craven truth about himself.

Film stars and politicians are still bussed in to sell their products, in the most craven way possible.

And the President took Pelosi's way, not the highway of craven calculation.

Six miles from Craven Cottage, where Fulham play their home games, is the stadium where this soccer revolution began 10 years ago.

I will write again soon and add to the melancholy picture of a once powerful nation shuddering with craven fears.

Karl replied: In a bad way are we with our King for he is both halt & craven.

Then spake Vandrad: The King is not craven, but neither he is victorious.

Or, if dialect poetry must be concerned only with rustic life, was the Craven dalesman to have no voice in the matter?

He had punished a man for a base and craven act; he had challenged him and met him in fair fight.


On this page you'll find 48 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to craven, such as: mean-spirited, chicken, yellow, cowardly, dastardly, and fearful.

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