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Recreant meaning

recreant - 5 dictionary results

  1. 1. Crying for mercy, as a combatant in the trial by battle; yielding; cowardly; mean- spirited; craven.
  2. 2. Apostate; false; unfaithful.
  3. 3. One who yields in combat, and begs for mercy; a mean- spirited, cowardly wretch.
  4. 4. An apostate; coward; wretch.
  5. 5. Apostate; false; cowardly.

recreant - examples of usage

  1. I shall unceasingly proclaim the wrongs of her enslaved children; and, while she continues to 'traffic in the souls of men, ' brand her as recreant to the great principles of her revolutionary struggle, and hypocritical in all her professions of attachment to the cause of human rights.
  2. But they were the votes of recreant New Englanders- false to the principles of freedom, who sold the honor of their country, and with it the liberty of thousands of human beings in Missouri- or at least consented to their bondage.
  3. Will the Conservationists array themselves against all law- makers who have proven recreant by their attitude toward clean- cut legislation in aid of Conservation throughout the United States?
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