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Hasil cari dari kata atau frase: recreant (0.01061 detik)
Found 2 items, similar to recreant.
English → English (WordNet) Definition: recreant recreant adj 1: having deserted a cause or principle; “some provinces had proved recreant”; “renegade supporters of the usurper” [syn: renegade] 2: lacking even the rudiments of courage; abjectly fearful; “the craven fellow turned and ran”; “a craven proposal to raise the white flag”; “this recreant knight”- Spenser [syn: craven] n 1: an abject coward [syn: poltroon, craven] 2: a disloyal person who betrays or deserts his cause or religion or political party or friend etc. [syn: deserter, apostate, renegade, turncoat, ratter]
English → English (gcide) Definition: Recreant Recreant \Rec"re*ant\ (-ant), a. [OF., cowardly, fr. recroire, recreire, to forsake, leave, tire, discourage, regard as conquered, LL. recredere se to declare one's self conquered in combat; hence, those are called recrediti or recreanti who are considered infamous; L. pref. re- again, back + credere to believe, to be of opinion; hence, originally, to disavow one's opinion. See Creed.] 1. Crying for mercy, as a combatant in the trial by battle; yielding; cowardly; mean-spirited; craven. “This recreant knight.” --Spenser. [1913 Webster] 2. Apostate; false; unfaithful. [1913 Webster] Who, for so many benefits received, Turned recreant to God, ingrate and false. --Milton. [1913 Webster] Recreant \Rec"re*ant\, n. One who yields in combat, and begs for mercy; a mean-spirited, cowardly wretch. --Blackstone. [1913 Webster] You are all recreants and dastards! --Shak. [1913 Webster]

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