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Not brave or willing to take risks - synonyms or related words

cowardly

adjective

a cowardly person is not brave enough to fight or do something difficult or dangerous that they should do

spineless

adjective

not brave or determined enough to deal with a situation well

feeble

adjective

afraid to do something difficult or unpleasant

timorous

adjective

formal nervous and easy to frighten

faint-hearted

adjective

not brave or enthusiastic

chicken

adjective

informal not brave enough to do something

yellow

adjective

informal not brave

craven

adjective

formal not brave

pusillanimous

adjective

formal not brave

afraid/scared of your own shadow

very easily frightened

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sharewashing

a marketing strategy which deceives people by trying to suggest that a business is motivated by principles of sharing rather than conventional profits

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textable

open/agreeable/able to be communicated with via text

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