recreant (adj.)
cowardly, faint-hearted, craven
2H4 V.iii.92 [Pistol to Silence] Puff i'thy teeth, most recreant coward base!
KJ III.i.129 [Constance to Austria] hang a calf's skin on those recreant limbs
Luc 710 [] Feeble Desire, all recreant ... / Like to a bankrupt beggar wails his case
R2 I.i.144 [Mowbray to King Richard, of Bolingbroke] A recreant and most degenerate traitor
R2 I.iii.106 [First Herald to all, of Bolingbroke] On pain to be found false and recreant