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Not brave or willing to take risks - thesaurus

Synonyms

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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chinless

adjective

informal not brave or determined

cowardly

adjective

used about someone’s behaviour

effete

adjective

mainly literary not strong or brave, or weak in moral character

gutless

adjective

very informal not at all brave or determined

lily-livered

adjective

humorous not brave

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a lifestyle focussing on simple pleasures such as comfort and cosiness in the home, and spending time with friends and family

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a form of location that involves the underwater detonation of a bomb which causes sound waves that are picked up by ships

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