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synonyms for poltroonery

  • cowardliness
  • cravenness
  • faint-heartedness
  • fearfulness
  • pusillanimity
  • timidity
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How to use poltroonery in a sentence

The only thing that at all tended to shake this conviction, was the extraordinary poltroonery of our new captive.
BLACKWOOD'S EDINBURGH MAGAZINE, NO. CCCXXXIX. JANUARY, 1844. VOL. LV.VARIOUS
Do you not make use of my poltroonery to hinder me from entering our house?
AMPHITRYONMOLIERE
Coconnas, an Italian, instead of inviting contempt for his poltroonery, inspires aversion for his crimes.
HISTORY OF THE RISE OF THE HUGUENOTSHENRY BAIRD
I am alarmed, amazed, scandalised at the transcendent poltroonery that possesses the human race.
BOUVARD AND PCUCHET, PART 2GUSTAVE FLAUBERT
In the light of later events, I now realize that their apparent poltroonery arose not from individual cowardice.
THE LITTLE RED FOOTROBERT W. CHAMBERS
He was being punished for the crimes of his youth and for the poltroonery that had kept him from turning Jake out of the house.
THE FIGHTING EDGEWILLIAM MACLEOD RAINE
But these nasty props and plasters the doctors sell—why, they are just badges of poltroonery.
THE INNOCENCE OF FATHER BROWNG. K. CHESTERTON
You believed rather the tales you heard of our poltroonery, and impotence of body and mind.
THE LIFE OF BENJAMIN FRANKLINMASON LOCKE WEEMS
Soliman, however, soon repented of his poltroonery, and roused the war-cry among some of his tribes.
THE PHILIPPINE ISLANDSJOHN FOREMAN
It is the poltroonery of the flesh, and the trepidation of the spirit, that are his worst tormentors.
BARBARA LYNNEMILY J. JENKINSON
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OCTOBER 26, 1985
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WORDS RELATED TO POLTROONERY

  • cowardliness
  • cravenness
  • faint-heartedness
  • fearfulness
  • poltroonery
  • pusillanimity
  • timidity
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.