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Wordnet 3.0

NOUN (1)

1. an abject coward;
[syn: poltroon, craven, recreant]


ADJECTIVE (1)

1. characterized by complete cowardliness;


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Poltroon \Pol*troon"\, n. [F. poltron, from It. poltrone an idle fellow, sluggard, coward, poltro idle, lazy, also, bed, fr. OHG. polstar, bolstar, cushion, G. polster, akin to E. bolster. See Bolster.] An arrant coward; a dastard; a craven; a mean-spirited wretch. --Shak. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Poltroon \Pol*troon"\, a. Base; vile; contemptible; cowardly. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

poltroon adj 1: characterized by complete cowardliness n 1: an abject coward [syn: poltroon, craven, recreant]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

21 Moby Thesaurus words for "poltroon": arrant coward, base, caitiff, chicken, coward, craven, dastard, dastardly, dunghill, dunghilly, funk, funker, gutless, lily-livered, poltroonish, pusillanimous, quitter, recreant, sneak, spunkless, unmanly