recreant (n.)
coward, faint-hearted individual
1H6 I.ii.126[Pucelle to Reignier and Alen??on] distrustful recreants, / Fight till the last gasp
MND III.ii.409[Puck in Lysander's voice to Demetrius] Come, recreant
R2 I.ii.53[Duchess of Gloucester to John of Gaunt, of Mowbray] A caitiff recreant to my cousin Hereford!
TC I.iii.287[Agamemnon to Aeneas] may that soldier a mere recreant prove / That means not, hath not, or is not in love [or: villain]
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