recreant

Part of speech: noun

Recreancy.

Part of speech: adjective

Apostate; false; craven; cowardly.

Part of speech: noun

A cowardly or faithless person.

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Usage examples "recreant":

  1. " Knight," said the other, " thou must yield thee recreant to my mercy." - "Stories from Le Morte D'Arthur and the Mabinogion", Beatrice Clay.
  2. I will follow the Saviour's example, and never, while I live, prove recreant to the love which I vowed to the dear Tyrol; never will I leave it, but I will stand by it and serve it to the last. - "Andreas Hofer", Lousia Muhlbach.
  3. He might not have meant to go so far, at first beginning with it; but, starting once, might be driven on by grievous loss, and bitter sense of recreant friends, and the bleak despair of a homeless world before him. - "Erema My Father's Sin", R. D. Blackmore.