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Daemon
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poltroon

(noun) An abject coward.

Synonyms: craven, recreant

Usage: What a miserable little poltroon had fear, engendered of unjust punishment, made of me in those days.
Ashwin Vemuri
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poltroon

(noun) An abject coward.

Synonyms: craven, recreant

Usage: What a miserable little poltroon had fear, engendered of unjust punishment, made of me in those days.
taurine
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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 human frailty”.

– R v Howe [1986] UKHL 4 (19 February 1986)
monamagda
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Adyl Mouhei
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Examples from Classical Literature


-He preys only on the smallest quadrupeds, and with all his voracity he is an arrant poltroon.
-The poltroon, like the scabbard, is an incumbrance when once the sword is drawn.
-Far be from me such disgrace as that, like a poltroon, I should stain my arms by flight.
-A traitor is a despicable character, while a poltroon is only contemptible.
-If it was that poltroon, Ferdinand, I would have him thrown out by my lackeys.
-He had slipped away like the poltroon that he was, leaving Peter to his fate.
-He had played the villain, perhaps, but he would not play the poltroon.


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Emel Rapchan
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Ajike Omooba
Posted: Thursday, October 1, 2020 6:56:41 PM

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An utter coward.
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