The Definition of Craven

Right on cue Ruth Davidson’s issued a statement about Boris Johnson contradicting her previous statements.

For anyone interested this is the definition of the word craven …

craven
/ˈkreɪv(ə)n/
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adjective
adjective: craven

1.
contemptibly lacking in courage; cowardly.
“a craven abdication of his moral duty”
synonyms: cowardly, lily-livered, faint-hearted, chicken-hearted, pigeon-hearted, spiritless, spineless, timid, timorous, fearful, trembling, quaking, shrinking, cowering, afraid of one’s own shadow, pusillanimous, weak, feeble, soft; yellow, chicken, weak-kneed, gutless, yellow-bellied, wimpish, wimpy, sissy, sissified; wet; candy-assed; chickenshit; poltroon, recreant, poor-spirited

“a craven surrender”
antonyms: brave

noun: craven; plural noun: cravens

1.
a cowardly person.

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  1. John Mooney says:

    Ruth the mooths craven cowardice would make the despicable Uriah Heep look positively couragious,she truly is a disgusting carpetbagger with no moral compass whatever, along with her pathetic sidekick the one and only “Chanty Rassler” Mundell both of them encapsulate the dark emptyness at the heart of the “Scottish” tory party,sic a parcel of rogues in a Nation

    1. John B Dick says:

      My neighbour voted “YES” … “… in the hope that after independence, there would be a conservative party that I could vote for.”

      Maybe Scotland doesn’t need independence as much as the branch offices of the three parties of Westminster government do.

    2. John Mooney says:

      HA HA, that crawling oleginous little toad Mundell has just been sacked as Scottish Sec. by BawBag,beatiful karma,the little creep will be hoping he gets a seat in the “Other place” he epitomises the Scottish cringe in all its septic nuances,a total conteptable LITTLE man.

  2. Astragael says:

    Don’t you think you’re being a bit too kind?

  3. Kate McLaren says:

    THOSE are her priorities? Bloody hell. How about making this a more equal country, supporting the NHS, doing something about child (and adult) poverty, scrapping Universal Credit and putting something in its place that actually supports the people who need it most, making rational rather than knee-jerk policies about drug abuse, supporting renewable energy, reducing plastic use, getting rid of nuclear weapons,
    …ach, you all know what the priorities should be. And all soddin Ruth effing Davidson can think of is stopping an indyref and keeping Jeremy Corbyn out of “Number Ten”. Policies, Ruth, policies? Human beings, eh? Have you ever met one?
    SHOUTING? I’M INCANDESCENT!!!!

  4. Kate McLaren says:

    I’m also inclined to quote that glorious sentence by the Wee Ginger Dug in today’s National. It was about Johnson, but it fits Davidson just as well. I may be slightly misquoting from memory: “If moral fibre were something you could spin and knit something with, there wouldn’t be enough to knit a cosy for a quail’s egg”.

  5. Dougie Blackwood says:

    Regardless of what numptie is elected as leader the Tories will “rally round”. It’s party before country.

    In Westminster it’s much the same. Disagree and vote against until it comes to the crunch. Will they vote against the government if it means an election or will they rally round and allow the ship to sink.

  6. Elaine Fraser says:

    I am not a Tory.

    But they don’t have a monopoly on craven, spineless, lily-livered ,weak, trembling, fearful, gutless people.

    As every adult human female in this country is learning fast.

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