Did you know?

Click any word in a definition or example to find the entry for that word

Someone who is not brave or willing to take risks - synonyms or related words

nebbish

noun

a nervous person who is not confident or brave

nebbishy

adjective

coward

noun

someone who is not brave enough to fight or do something difficult or dangerous that they should do

baby

noun

someone who is behaving in a way that is weak, silly, or not brave

chicken

noun

informal

someone who is not brave enough to do something

wimp

noun

informal

someone who is not brave, strong, or confident

pansy

noun

informal

an insulting word for a man who is weak or easily afraid

pussy

noun

offensive

an insulting word for a man who is not strong, brave, or determined

milksop

noun

old-fashioned

an insulting word for a boy or man who is not brave

wuss

noun

very informal

someone who is not brave or is not willing to do something exciting or dangerous

spiralizer

a piece of kitchen equipment used for cutting vegetables into very thin, long strips

BuzzWord Article

Open Dictionary

troll factory

a company that pays its employees to write online comments in favour or against somebody or something posing as ordinary Internet users

add a word

Blog

A must for anyone with an interest in the changing face of language. The Macmillan Dictionary blog explores English as it is spoken around the world today.

global English and language change from our blog