English Thesaurus

Synonyms of 'gutless'

(adjective) 
Definition
lacking courage or determination
He has proved himself to be a gutless coward.
Synonyms
faint-hearted
The voters may be ready to punish the politicians who devised a faint-hearted solidarity pact.
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weak
a clash between a weak minister and a domineering civil servant
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cowardly
I was too cowardly to complain.
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chicken (slang)
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craven
The craven attackers pounced on the boy and stabbed him before fleeing.
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timid
A timid child, she had learnt obedience at an early age.
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abject
He sounded abject and eager to please.
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spineless
bureaucrats and spineless politicians
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boneless
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irresolute
They launched the attack for fear of seeming irresolute.
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chickenshit (US, slang)
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Opposites

Additional synonyms

in the sense of abject
Definition
lacking all self-respect
He sounded abject and eager to please.
in the sense of cowardly
I was too cowardly to complain.
Synonyms
gutless (informal),
yellow (informal),
chicken (slang),
shrinking,
dastardly (old-fashioned),
boneless,
timorous (literary),
weak-kneed (informal),
chickenshit (US, slang),
recreant (archaic),
caitiff (archaic),
chicken-hearted,
lily-livered (old-fashioned),
white-livered,
sookie (New Zealand)
in the sense of craven
Definition
cowardly
The craven attackers pounced on the boy and stabbed him before fleeing.
Synonyms
dastardly (old-fashioned),
mean-spirited,
timorous (literary),
pusillanimous (formal),
chickenshit (US, slang),
caitiff (archaic),
chicken-hearted,
yellow (informal),
niddering (archaic)

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