Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun chicken

4 senses of chicken

Sense 1
chicken, poulet, volaille -- (the flesh of a chicken used for food)
       => poultry -- (flesh of chickens or turkeys or ducks or geese raised for food)

Sense 2
chicken, Gallus gallus -- (a domestic fowl bred for flesh or eggs; believed to have been developed from the red jungle fowl)
       => domestic fowl, fowl, poultry -- (a domesticated gallinaceous bird thought to be descended from the red jungle fowl)

Sense 3
wimp, chicken, crybaby -- (a person who lacks confidence, is irresolute and wishy-washy)
       => weakling, doormat, wuss -- (a person who is physically weak and ineffectual)

Sense 4
chicken -- (a foolhardy competition; a dangerous activity that is continued until one competitor becomes afraid and stops)
       => contest, competition -- (an occasion on which a winner is selected from among two or more contestants)

Antonyms of adj chicken

1 sense of chicken

Sense 1
chicken, chickenhearted, lily-livered, white-livered, yellow, yellow-bellied -- (easily frightened)

INDIRECT (VIA cowardly) -> brave, courageous -- (possessing or displaying courage; able to face and deal with danger or fear without flinching; "Familiarity with danger makes a brave man braver but less daring"- Herman Melville; "a frank courageous heart...triumphed over pain"- William Wordsworth; "set a courageous example by leading them safely into and out of enemy-held territory")

Similarity of adj chicken

1 sense of chicken

Sense 1
chicken, chickenhearted, lily-livered, white-livered, yellow, yellow-bellied -- (easily frightened)
       => cowardly (vs. brave), fearful -- (lacking courage; ignobly timid and faint-hearted; "cowardly dogs, ye will not aid me then"- P.B.Shelley)

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