recreant


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Synonyms for recreant

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an abject coward

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a disloyal person who betrays or deserts his cause or religion or political party or friend etc

having deserted a cause or principle

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lacking even the rudiments of courage

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less recreant in the discharge of his sworn duty than was the policeman
I had to switch this programme off because of the unctuous recreant, who maybe one day might face similar investigation.
He (or in the case of Brecht's Mother Courage, she) may be a disloyal person who betrays or deserts his cause or religion or political party; a renegade may be a rebel who breaks with established customs; or a recreant, having deserted a cause or principle.
Par ailleurs, il y a une dimension commemorative fort interessante qui tend a inscrire les recollets dans une histoire locale, en recreant une proximite entre les recollets et la ville, ses habitants, et leurs ancetres.
Et pour compliquer les choses, la memoire se modifie, creant et recreant de nouveaux sens, s'adaptant aux perspectives changeantes.
However ambivalent his attitude to the basic virtues of chivalry, such as courage, loyalty, honour, duty to revenge, Malory never denounces him to be a recreant knight.
For example, he wrote about Protestantism: "It has led us to where we all are now each a church unto himself answerable to nobody but himself and his God--a recreant to all other authority--at home on Sunday in bed .
101) After hearing Reignald confess a guilty conscience, the old man steps forward and engages the recreant in conversation, finally calling out, "Appear, gentlemen, / 'Tis a fit time to take him" (lines 193-94).
He urged that a '"Black-list of the recreant Nationalist Senators must be preserved that, in after times, all men may know who were the false and vile, in a supreme crisis of Ireland's fortunes, and who the leal and true.
Cette etude vient recuser la these selon laquelle il suffit, comme strategie de relance des quartiers en declin, de stimuler la demande en recreant les conditions propices au reinvestissement avec des incitatifs financiers et des operations sur le cadre bati (augmentation de loyers, mise en valeur du bati, amelioration des equipements collectifs, diminution des obligations fiscales, diminution des contraintes de l'offre, etc.
Doff it, for shame, And hang a calf's-skin on those recreant limbs.
Both Chaucer's and Trevet's versions of the scenario involve a recreant knight seeking to take advantage of a woman once again alone on the sea with her small child.
From today onwards, after this establishment of the oath between Han and Wu, we wilt combine our strength, become single in mind, and together punish the Wei bandits; save each other from danger and give relief from perils; share both disasters and celebrations; partake together of good and ill; and not be recreant.
The proclamation concluded, a herald called out: "Behold Henry of Lancaster, Duke of Hereford, appellant has entered this royal lists to do his endeavour against Thomas Mowbray, Duke of Norfolk, defendant, upon pain to be found false and recreant.
In insisting that the allegations are made by a "slanderous coward," Mowbray indicts his opponent's words as issuing "from the rancour of a villain, / A recreant and most degenerate traitor" (1.