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adjective as in craven

adjective as in weak-willed

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These statements are neither radical nor weak-kneed, as Republican questions would lead you to believe.

As these weak-kneed leaders came under pressure for their practices and products, they turned psychologically inward.

Mrs. Tyler issued a statement branding Clarke as a “weak-kneed quitter,” and repudiating him entirely.

Relieved and rather weak-kneed at the imminent danger, Burt looked around for his chum.

It is horrible always to have none but such weak-kneed old men at table with us.

And weak-kneed Republicans, after having fought such a glorious battle, surrendered; they could not stand the taunt.

He soon turned the tide, strengthened the weak-kneed Republicans and abolitionists, and secured a large Democratic vote.


On this page you'll find 623 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to weak-kneed, such as: dastardly, afraid, anxious, apprehensive, backward, and base.

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