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
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