Synonyms for recreant
Antonyms for recreant
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With Peter Pan for company, Sophie waited on the porch for the recreant pair.
"Why you should call him a recreant knight, I cannot for the life of me understand," she said.
Nor would he come forth, for all that Sir Bors called him coward and recreant.
The groomsmen are denouncing him, as he deserves to be, as a slanderer and recreant.
Finding her so obstinate he had said to her in a loud voice, "Die, recreant!"
I have no recreant heart to turn aside from danger or from suffering.
Oh, Haco, that indeed were to be the traitor and the recreant!
Is his thunderbolt ever at his hand to reduce a recreant god to order?
We condemn the man who neglects to vote as recreant to his duty.
The recreant Jews rejected the Savior, because He came to them with a new revelation.
c.1300, "confessing oneself to be overcome or vanquished," from Old French recreant "defeated, vanquished, yielding, giving; weak, exhausted; cowardly," present participle adjective from recroire "to yield in a trial by combat, surrender allegiance," literally "believe again;" perhaps on notion of "take back one's pledge, yield one's cause," from re- "again, back" (see re-) + croire "entrust, believe," from Latin credere (see credo).
Meaning "cowardly" in English is from late 14c. Meaning "unfaithful to duty" is from 1640s.
MORE RELATED WORDS FOR RECREANT
- having the willies
- lacking courage
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- running scared