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

2 senses of recreant

Sense 1
poltroon, craven, recreant -- (an abject coward)
       => coward -- (a person who shows fear or timidity)

Sense 2
deserter, apostate, renegade, turncoat, recreant, ratter -- (a disloyal person who betrays or deserts his cause or religion or political party or friend etc.)
       => quitter -- (a person who gives up too easily)

Antonyms of adj recreant

2 senses of recreant

Sense 1
recreant, renegade -- (having deserted a cause or principle; "some provinces had proved recreant"; "renegade supporters of the usurper")

INDIRECT (VIA disloyal) -> loyal -- (steadfast in allegiance or duty; "loyal subjects"; "loyal friends stood by him")

Sense 2
craven, recreant -- (lacking even the rudiments of courage; abjectly fearful; "the craven fellow turned and ran"; "a craven proposal to raise the white flag"; "this recreant knight"- Spenser)

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 recreant

2 senses of recreant

Sense 1
recreant, renegade -- (having deserted a cause or principle; "some provinces had proved recreant"; "renegade supporters of the usurper")
       => disloyal (vs. loyal) -- (deserting your allegiance or duty to leader or cause or principle; "disloyal aides revealed his indiscretions to the papers")

Sense 2
craven, recreant -- (lacking even the rudiments of courage; abjectly fearful; "the craven fellow turned and ran"; "a craven proposal to raise the white flag"; "this recreant knight"- Spenser)
       => 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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