cravenly
adverb see craven

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • cravenly — craven ► ADJECTIVE ▪ contemptibly lacking in courage; cowardly. DERIVATIVES cravenly adverb. ORIGIN from obsolete cravant «defeated», perhaps from Old French cravanter crush, overwhelm …   English terms dictionary

  • cravenly — See craven. * * * …   Universalium

  • cravenly — adverb In a craven manner …   Wiktionary

  • cravenly — adv. in a cowardly manner, fearfully …   English contemporary dictionary

  • cravenly — cra·ven·ly …   English syllables

  • cravenly — adverb : in a craven manner …   Useful english dictionary

  • craven — cravenly, adv. cravenness, n. /kray veuhn/, adj. 1. cowardly; contemptibly timid; pusillanimous. n. 2. a coward. 3. cry craven, to yield; capitulate; give up. v.t. 4. to make cowardly. [1175 1225; ME cravant, cravaunde defeated < OF craventé, ptp …   Universalium

  • craven — adjective Etymology: Middle English cravant Date: 13th century 1. archaic defeated, vanquished 2. lacking the least bit of courage ; contemptibly fainthearted Synonyms: see cowardly • craven …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • servile — adjective Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo French servil, from Latin servilis, from servus slave Date: 15th century 1. of or befitting a slave or a menial position 2. meanly or cravenly submissive ; abject Synonyms: see subservient •… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Adrian Conan Doyle — Adrian Malcolm Conan Doyle (November 19, 1910 June 3, 1970) was the youngest son of Arthur Conan Doyle. Adrian Doyle was described as a race car driver, big game hunter, explorer, and writer. Lycett [ The Man who created Sherlock Holmes: The Life …   Wikipedia

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