craven (adj.) Old form(s): crauen
cowardly, spineless, weak-hearted
1H6 II.iv.87[Richard to Warwick, of Somerset] He bears him on the place's privilege, / Or durst not for his craven heart say thus
E3 IV.v.25[King John to Philip] Awake thy craven powers, and tell on
Ham IV.iv.40[Hamlet alone] whether it be ... some craven scruple
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