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recreant - Dictionary definition and meaning for word recreant

(noun) an abject coward
Synonyms : craven , poltroon

(noun) a disloyal person who betrays or deserts his cause or religion or political party or friend etc.
(adj) having deserted a cause or principle
Synonyms : renegade
Example Sentence
  • some provinces had proved recreant
  • renegade supporters of the usurper

(adj) lacking even the rudiments of courage; abjectly fearful
Synonyms : craven
Example Sentence
  • the craven fellow turned and ran
  • a craven proposal to raise the white flag
  • this recreant knight

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for recreant

Re (again and again)+creant (create). So creating some excuses again and again not to go for a fight because you are a COWARD.
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by aajains

miscreant means without moral ethics. This is a characteristics of a recreant
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by subhasish

recreate recent recreancies in the royal family.
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by roozbeh33

ant = cheenti = slang for coward
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by friendofafriend

Recreant : Repeatedly crying Aunt because of a Recreant Uncle . ( Someone is disloyal) 2nd Synonym: Miscreant ( means a criminal ) will eventually become Recreant ( someone who will beg for Mercy of the Police) later.
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by waheedsid

miscreant, recreant. miscreant destroys and recreant says its ok to destroy, he will create again as he is scared of miscreant. recreant is coward.
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by biotechlover

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