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  • lacking even the rudiments of courage; abjectly cowardly
  • an abject coward
- The Nuttall Encyclopedia



Cra"ven (kr?"v'n), a. [OE. cravant, cravaunde, OF. cravant&?; struck down, p. p. of cravanter, crevanter, to break, crush, strike down, fr. an assumed LL. crepantare, fr. L. crepans, p. pr. of crepare to break, crack, rattle. Cf. Crevice, Crepitate.] Cowardly; fainthearted; spiritless. "His craven heart." Shak.

The poor craven bridegroom said never a word.
Sir. W. Scott.

In craven fear of the sarcasm of Dorset.
Macaulay.

Cra"ven, n. [Formerly written also cravant and cravent.] A recreant; a coward; a weak-hearted, spiritless fellow. See Recreant, n.

King Henry. Is it fit this soldier keep his oath?
Fluellen. He is a craven and a villain else.
Shak.

Syn. -- Coward; poltroon; dastard.

Cra"ven, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Cravened (-v'nd); p. pr. & vb. n. Cravening.] To make recreant, weak, spiritless, or cowardly. [Obs.]

There is a prohibition so divine,
That cravens my weak hand.
Shak.

- Webster's Unabridged Dictionary (1913)



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