Wheyface
Wheyface \Whey"face`\, n. One who is pale, as from fear. [1913 Webster]

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  • wheyface — [hwā′fās΄, wā′fās΄] n. [ WHEY + FACE] 1. a pale or pallid face 2. a person having such a face wheyfaced adj …   English World dictionary

  • wheyface — wheyfaced, adj. /hway fays , way /, n. a face that or a person who is pallid, as from fear. [1595 1605; WHEY + FACE] * * * …   Universalium

  • wheyface — whey•face [[t]ˈ(h)weɪˌfeɪs, ˈweɪ [/t]] n. a face that or a person who is pallid, as from fear • Etymology: 1595–1605 whey′faced , adj …   From formal English to slang

  • wheyface — /ˈweɪfeɪs/ (say wayfays) noun a face or a person that is pallid, as from fear. –wheyfaced, adjective …   Australian English dictionary

  • wheyface — wheyfaced, adj. /hway fays , way /, n. a face that or a person who is pallid, as from fear. [1595 1605; WHEY + FACE] …   Useful english dictionary

  • coward — I (Roget s IV) n. Syn. poltroon, craven, recreant, dastard, cur, wheyface, sneak, faintheart, mollycoddle, milksop, milquetoast, baby, shirker, deserter, bully, blusterer, weakling, panicmonger, scaramouch, alarmist, caitiff, pessimist,… …   English dictionary for students

  • coward — n poltroon, dastard, craven, recreant, Archaic. caitiff, Archaic. niddering; yellowbelly, mouse, baby, big baby, wheyface, invertebrate, Inf. jellyfish, Inf. fraidy cat, Inf. scaredy cat, Inf. nervous nellie, Sl. chicken, Sl. weak sister; sissy,… …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • craven — adj 1. cowardly, poltroon, dastardly, base, recreant, Archaic. niddering, Archaic. caitiff; pusillanimous, timorous, timid, fearful, afraid, frightened, afraid of one s shadow, faint hearted, lily livered, white livered, Inf. chicken hearted, Inf …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • poltroon — n coward, dastard, craven, recreant, Archaic. caitiff, Archaic. niddering, man with the white feather, lily livered or white livered coward, craven coward; yellowbelly, mouse, baby, big baby, wheyface, invertebrate, Inf. jellyfish, backbone of… …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • recreant — adj 1. cowardly, craven, dastardly, base, Archaic. niddering, Archaic. caitiff; pusillanimous, timorous, timid, nervous, fearful, afraid, scared, scary, frightened, afraid of one s shadow, cowering; spineless, weak, uncourageous, unmanly, weak… …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

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