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synonyms for poltroon

  • coward
  • craven
  • dastard
  • milksop
  • varlet
  • weakling
  • yellowbelly
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Joe tried to grab him with the boathook, but it was useless, and the unhappy poltroon's body was whirled away.
THE CHEQUERSJAMES RUNCIMAN
"Then you have been playing the poltroon," he says savagely.
THE DIAMOND COTERIELAWRENCE L. LYNCH
He insulted you, and then he behaved like a poltroon down at Silverbridge, and I will not have you know him any more.
THE PRIME MINISTERANTHONY TROLLOPE
But I can't consent to pass for a fool; and still more not for a poltroon—You'll excuse the little hint.'
CAMILLAFANNY BURNEY
My error—and I 'll not forgive myself in haste for it—was the belief that an upstart need not of necessity be a poltroon.
THE KNIGHT OF GWYNNE, VOL. I (OF II)CHARLES JAMES LEVER
I knew you from the very first to be a thorough poltroon; but I shall find a proper means of chastising you.
TALES FROM BLACKWOODVARIOUS
I had recognized him as a poltroon and a sneak, but I had not understood the depth of baseness to which he could descend.
THE EXPLOITS OF BRIGADIER GERARDARTHUR CONAN DOYLE
Youre a poltroon to surrender your principles to such a force.
THE FALL OF A NATIONTHOMAS DIXON
You have had my name in the dust, and proved yourself a poltroon, if not worse.
FREY AND HIS WIFEMAURICE HENRY HEWLETT
No poltroon could have begged for life more abjectly than he did.
GREAT RALEGHHUGH DE SELINCOURT
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WORDS RELATED TO POLTROON

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