caitiff

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a cowardly and despicable person

despicably mean and cowardly

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It is only when he descends from the clouds to pounce upon carrion that he betrays his low propensities, and reveals his caitiff character.
Learn, caitiff, the expediency of uncalculating zeal.
By your dress you should be one of those cursed clerks who overrun the land like vile rats, poking and prying into other men's concerns, too caitiff to fight and too lazy to work.
Of caitiff wretched thralls, that wailed night and day,
And will any one say that he is not a miserable caitiff who remorselessly sells his own divine being to that which is most godless and detestable?