arrant\ coward


arrant\ coward
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  • arrant — [[t]æ̱rənt[/t]] ADJ: ADJ n (emphasis) Arrant is used to emphasize that something or someone is very bad in some way. That s the most arrant nonsense I ve ever heard. ...an arrant coward. Syn: unmitigated …   English dictionary

  • Arrant — Ar rant, a. [OE. erraunt, errant, errand, equiv. to E. errant wandering, which was first applied to vagabonds, as an errant rogue, an errant thief, and hence passed gradually into its present and worse sense. See {Errant}.] Notoriously or pre[… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • outright — adj Outright, out and out, unmitigated, arrantare comparable when they are used hyperbolically as meaning not limited or qualified. They are often used interchangeably as intensives, but there are clear differences in meaning. What is outright… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • Udall, Nicholas — born December 1505?, Southampton, Hampshire, Eng. died December 1556, Westminster English playwright, translator, and schoolmaster. The headmaster of Eton College from 1534 and of Westminster from 1555, Udall was well known as a translator. He is …   Universalium

  • Poltroon — Pol*troon , n. [F. poltron, from It. poltrone an idle fellow, sluggard, coward, poltro idle, lazy, also, bed, fr. OHG. polstar, bolstar, cushion, G. polster, akin to E. bolster. See {Bolster}.] An arrant coward; a dastard; a craven; a mean… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • poltroon — Synonyms and related words: arrant coward, base, caitiff, chicken, coward, craven, dastard, dastardly, dunghill, dunghilly, funk, funker, gutless, lily livered, poltroonish, pusillanimous, quitter, recreant, sneak, spunkless, unmanly …   Moby Thesaurus

  • Dastard — Das tard (d[a^]s t[ e]rd), n. [Prob. from Icel. d[ae]str exhausted. breathless, p. p. of d[ae]sa to groan, lose one s breath; cf. dasask to become exhausted, and E. daze.] One who meanly shrinks from danger; an arrant coward; a poltroon. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Yankee Doodle — is a well known US song, often sung patriotically today. It is the state anthem of Connecticut. [ [http://www.ct.gov/sots/cwp/view.asp?a=3188 q=392608 STATE OF CONNECTICUT, Sites º Seals º Symbols] ; Connecticut State Register Manual ; retrieved… …   Wikipedia

  • Ephraim Williams — Jr. (March 7, 1715 ndash; September 8,1755) was the benefactor of Williams College, located in northwestern Massachusetts.Infobox Person name = Ephraim Williams Junior caption = birth date = March 7, 1715 birth place = Newton, Massachusetts death …   Wikipedia

  • Rabelais, François — Ra·be·lais (răbʹə lā , răb ə lāʹ, räb lĕʹ), François. 1494? 1553. French humanist and writer of satirical attacks on medieval scholasticism and superstition, most notably Pantagruel (1532) and Gargantua (1534). * * * born с 1494, Poitou, France… …   Universalium

  • recreant — Synonyms and related words: Sabbath breaker, apostate, arrant coward, atheist, atheistic, backslider, backsliding, bad egg, bad lot, base, black sheep, blackguardly, blasphemer, blasphemous, bolter, caitiff, collaborationist, collaborative,… …   Moby Thesaurus