poltroon


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Synonyms for poltroon

an ignoble, uncourageous person

Synonyms for poltroon

an abject coward

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characterized by complete cowardliness

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It is not only politics but other factors too to blame for putting journalists in this poltroon position.
The poltroon who devised this unfeasible scenario appears unaware that Liver Birds cannot mate and, if they leave, Liverpool will meet its doom.
Nobody can argue that Saddam Hussein was a ruthless dictator and that many Iraqis were killed through his ruthless regime, but the majority of Iraqis were able to live a fairly normal life, until Bush and the poltroon Blair decided to invade the country and wreak havoc.
View at Sydney by Sail, Festival Poltroon Darling Harbour, Sydney, Phone (02) 9281 4422.
a guzzling poltroon and a banqueteer' and at least a part of me agrees.
In 1988 Frances Butler & I published Safe & Sound, her third collection, from Poltroon Press.
But Ron is nobody's poltroon and in the weeks leading up to the June 14, 1992, opening, he slept on a cot in the San Francisco store, "with a loaded 12-guage shotgun in my sleeping bag.
Harry lets Woolrych talk him out of suicide (the action of "a poltroon and a coward" [Allen, 1886, p.
But the same might be said of Benjamin Whitrow's wonderful Sir Anthony Absolute ('you dog Sir, you poltroon - you'll drive me into a frenzy,' he bellows at his son Jack).
You, sir, are a cad and a poltroon, an unworthy blot on the escutcheon of the noble clan of Real Estate Lawyers.
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Thus, two decades after Riesman chronicled the moral poverty of the corporate poltroon, faux-feminist magazines began appropriating for their sex the brownnosing and venal chicanery that men had so long mastered.
A recent New York Times profile made the depressing allegation that McGinley in her last years became friendly with the priapic poltroon Nelson Rockefeller and followed his counsel even to the extent of supporting abortion.
Brown, blessed with all the charisma of an unsalted crisp, is the poltroon who used to dismay racing-mad political journos by holding his budget during the Cheltenham Festival, as telling a sign of unreliability as it would be possible to devise.
Internal Resistances: The Poetry of Edward Dorn (Berkeley: University of California Press, 1985), and Alastair Johnston, Zephyrus Image: A Bibliography (Berkeley: Poltroon Press, 2003).