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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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.
After their encounter in 18 Rugby Street their fates would be inextricably entwined, sealed on that night by what Hughes calls 'a poltroon of a star', not bright or brave enough to warn him what the future held, eclipsed by the glowing presence of the woman who had come 'panting' up the stairs, the new world incarnate, the 'Beautiful, beautiful America' of the final line.
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).
Lord Hailsham remarked, `I have known in my own lifetime of too many acts of heroism by ordinary human beings of no more than ordinary fortitude to regard a law as either "just or humane" which withdraws the protection of the criminal law from the innocent victim and casts the cloak of its protection upon the coward and the poltroon in the name of a "concession to frailty'".
You, sir, are a cad and a poltroon, an unworthy blot on the escutcheon of the noble clan of Real Estate Lawyers.
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.
POLTROON A Noisy buffoon B A cowardly person C Medieval name for an inn keeper who am I?
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.
First, a disclosure: I am not a disinterested party, because in 19811 translated pages 427-73 of this book and issued them as a monograph with my partner at Poltroon Press in Berkeley.
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).
Sleekly insufferable, the insolent-eyed autocrat and poltroon tightens his gluttonous lips and wraps his hands together over his corpulence with shallow arrogance.
Second, we never prepared the American people for a retreat without bringing down the wrath of the Gold-water people, calling Johnson a coward, a poltroon, the first American president to lose a war.