gutless
gutless gut"less adj. lacking courage or vitality; as, he was a yellow gutless worm. Opposite of {gutsy}.

Syn: spineless. [WordNet 1.5]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • gutless — cowardly, 1900, from gut (n.) in the figurative spirit sense (see GUTS (Cf. guts)) + LESS (Cf. less). Literal sense is from c.1600. Related: Gutlessly …   Etymology dictionary

  • gutless — [adj] timid abject, chicken*, chickenhearted*, coward, cowardly, craven, fainthearted*, feeble, irresolute, lily livered*, pusillanimous, spineless*, submissive, weak, wimpy*, yellow*, yellow bellied*; concepts 404,542 Ant. bold, brave,… …   New thesaurus

  • gutless — ► ADJECTIVE informal ▪ lacking courage or determination. DERIVATIVES gutlessly adverb gutlessness noun …   English terms dictionary

  • gutless — [gut′lis] adj. [see GUT, n. 7] Informal lacking courage, daring, perseverance, etc. gutlessness n …   English World dictionary

  • gutless — adj. (colloq.) gutless to + inf. (it was gutless of him to lie) * * * [ gʌtlɪs] (colloq.) gutless to + inf. (it was gutless of him to lie) …   Combinatory dictionary

  • gutless — [[t]gʌ̱tləs[/t]] ADJ GRADED (disapproval) If you describe someone as gutless, you think they have a weak character and lack courage or determination. By attacking me, by attacking my wife, he has proved himself to be a gutless coward …   English dictionary

  • gutless — adj. Gutless is used with these nouns: ↑wonder …   Collocations dictionary

  • Gutless — someone unwilling to fight or take a risk (gutlessness is not socially acceptable), also weak or underpowered (e.g. a gutless car engine) …   Dictionary of Australian slang

  • gutless — Australian Slang someone unwilling to fight or take a risk (gutlessness is not socially acceptable), also weak or underpowered (e.g. a gutless car engine) …   English dialects glossary

  • gutless — gut|less [ˈgʌtləs] adj informal lacking courage or determination = ↑spineless ▪ I should have had the support of my team, but they were really gutless …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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