Pigeon-livered
Pigeon-livered Pi"geon-liv`ered, a. Pigeon-hearted. [1913 Webster]

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  • pigeon-livered — [pij′ənliv΄ərd] adj. Rare meek or gentle …   English World dictionary

  • pigeon-livered — | ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷| ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ adjective Etymology: pigeon (I) + livered : gentle, mild it cannot be but I am pigeon livered and lack gall to make oppression bitter Shakespeare * * * /pij euhn liv euhrd/, adj. meek tempered; spiritless; …   Useful english dictionary

  • pigeon-livered — adjective Date: 1602 gentle, mild …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • pigeon-livered — /pij euhn liv euhrd/, adj. meek tempered; spiritless; mild. [1595 1605] * * * …   Universalium

  • pigeon-livered — pi′geon liv ered adj. meek; spiritless; mild • Etymology: 1595–1605 …   From formal English to slang

  • pigeon-livered — /ˈpɪdʒən lɪvəd/ (say pijuhn livuhd) adjective meek; spiritless …   Australian English dictionary

  • pigeon-hearted — a. Timid, timorous, cowardly, soft, gentle, pigeon livered …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • pigeon —  1. Responsibility. Business.  2. pigeon livered Cowardly …   A concise dictionary of English slang

  • pi|geon-liv|ered — «PIHJ uhn LIHV uhrd», adjective. Archaic. meek; gentle: »But I am pigeon livered, and lack gall To make oppression bitter (Shakespeare) …   Useful english dictionary

  • Cowardice — (Roget s Thesaurus) >Excess of fear. < N PARAG:Cowardice >N GRP: N 1 Sgm: N 1 cowardice cowardice pusillanimity Sgm: N 1 cowardliness cowardliness &c. >Adj. Sgm: N 1 timidity timidity effeminacy GRP: N 2 Sgm: N 2 …   English dictionary for students

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