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Definition of "recreant" [rec•re•ant]

  • Unfaithful or disloyal to a belief, duty, or cause. (adjective)
  • Craven or cowardly. (adjective)
  • A faithless or disloyal person. (noun)
  • A coward. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "recreant" in a sentence
  • "He whom thou hast called recreant knight, has been Saxon host."
  • "a 'recreant' -- just what needs the slight punishment of instant death to the remarker -- and ... where is the way?"
  • "A Spanish soldier is represented dragging a fugitive Indian from a lake by a lasso around his neck; while on the shore stands a monk ready to baptize the recreant on his arrival!” ["