(noun, adjective)


1. having deserted a cause or principle

- some provinces had proved recreant

Similar word(s): disloyal, renegade

2. lacking even the rudiments of courage; abjectly fearful

- this recreant knight

Similar word(s): cowardly, fearful, craven


1. an abject coward

Similar word(s): craven, poltroon

Definition categories: person, coward

2. a disloyal person who betrays or deserts his cause or religion or political party or friend etc.

Similar word(s): apostate, deserter, ratter, renegade, turncoat

Definition categories: person, quitter