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Definitions of recreant:
  • noun:   an abject coward
  • noun:   a disloyal person who betrays or deserts his cause or religion or political party or friend etc.
  • adjective:   having deserted a cause or principle
    Example: "Some provinces had proved recreant"
  • adjective:   lacking even the rudiments of courage; abjectly fearful
    Example: "This recreant knight- Spenser"

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