adjective Date: 1606 archaic cowardly, timorous

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  • Milk-livered — Milk liv ered, a. White livered; cowardly; timorous. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • milk-livered — [milk′liv΄ərd] adj. timid; cowardly * * * …   Universalium

  • milk-livered — [milk′liv΄ərd] adj. timid; cowardly …   English World dictionary

  • milk-livered — ˈ ̷ ̷| ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ adjective : cowardly, timorous milk livered man, that bear st a cheek for blows Shakespeare …   Useful english dictionary

  • milk-livered — adj cowardly, pusillanimous, poltroon, caitiff; weak kneed, Sl. chicken, Sl. gutless, skittish; faint hearted, chicken hearted, lily livered, chicken livered, Inf. mousy; sniveling, cringing, skulking, quailing, cowering; timid, timorous, shy,… …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • milk-livered — a. Cowardly, timorous, white livered …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • milk-liv|ered — «MIHLK LIHV uhrd», adjective. cowardly; white livered: »Milk liver d man! That bear st a cheek for blows (Shakespeare) …   Useful english dictionary

  • lily livered — Synonyms and related words: afraid, chicken, chickenhearted, coward, cowardly, cowed, craven, daunted, dismayed, fainthearted, fearful, funking, funky, gutless, henhearted, intimidated, milk livered, milksoppish, milksoppy, mousy, overtimid,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • soft — Synonyms and related words: Mickey Mouse, accented, accepting, adoring, affectionate, afraid, alveolar, anemic, apical, apico alveolar, apico dental, articulated, assimilated, asthenic, at peace, baccate, back, balmy, barely audible, barytone,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • weak — Synonyms and related words: Adamic, Adamite, Adamitic, abulic, accented, accessible, achromatic, achromic, afraid, airy, alveolar, amenable, anemic, anile, anthropocentric, anthropological, apical, apico alveolar, apico dental, articulated, ashen …   Moby Thesaurus

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