Contemptibly lacking in courage; cowardly: a craven abdication of his moral duty
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- It basically makes him look like a weak, indecisive, craven leader.
- There is no reason for this other than craven cowardice in the face of power.
- It would be better to say that the Boy Scouts prevailed with a good constitutional argument, supported by weak evidence, craven apprehensions and unthinking hostility.
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A cowardly person.
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- We do not need to cravenly give up our own civil rights and our freedoms in order to achieve more security.
- Well, at least they have a good excuse for a cravenly political move.
- I wept, cravenly begged to serve, and vowed to do whatever they wanted me to do.