|1.||[ noun ] an abject coward|
|2.||[ adjective ] lacking even the rudiments of courage; abjectly fearful|
"the craven fellow turned and ran" "a craven proposal to raise the white flag" "this recreant knight"- Spenser
|3.||[ adjective ] having deserted a cause or principle|
"some provinces had proved recreant" "renegade supporters of the usurper"
|4.||[ noun ] a disloyal person who forsakes his cause or religion or political party or friend etc.|
|Synonyms:||apostate renegade ratter turncoat deserter|
|Related terms:||quitter abandon denounce rat apostatize|