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Is craven coward a redundancy?

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2008-02-21 21:39:23
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No, 'craven coward' is not a redundant phrase. The word 'craven' has lost some of its older meanings, which was derived from a latin word for defeated. For example, a craven servant is a servant who completely submits himself to the will of his master, doing the master's bidding, regardless of right and wrong, etc. Craven also denotes one who lacks even the tiniest bit of courage. Many cowards may have courage in other areas, but one who is craven has no courage at all. Thus, 'craven' has several psychological aspects, and can be used as a deep insult. So, a craven coward is not just any coward, but a coward who acknowledges his cowardice or his complete submission to another, both major psychological defeats.

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Yes, examples... He was a craven coward. They were all craven cowards.


Synonyms for "craven" include: * coward * fearful * lily-livered * gutless * unmanly * chicken


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Craven is a word that is not really in vogue at the moment. It's more typical to just call someone a "coward" or what have you. "Craven is the man who does not protect and provide for his family." "He is of a craven sort, too paranoid to let others in on his secrets."


There are several diffrent similes. Weakling, sneak, sissy, pantywaist, namby-pamby, gutless, cur, craven, and chicken. I hope that this helps!!


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