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recreant

rec·re·ant

recreant

pronunciation:
re kri nt
parts of speech:
adjective, noun
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Word Parts
part of speech: adjective
definition 1: not faithful to a cause or set of principles; disloyal.
similar words:
apostate, dastardly, disloyal, renegade
definition 2: lacking courage; cowardly.
similar words:
dastardly
 
part of speech: noun
definition 1: one who betrays; traitor.
The recreants who mutinied will be executed.
similar words:
renegade
definition 2: a cowardly person.
similar words:
coward
derivations: recreantly (adv.), recreance (n.), recreancy (n.)
Word Parts
The word recreant contains the following parts:
cred, credit Latin root that means believe
-ant, -ent Latin adjective- and noun-forming suffix that means In nouns: one who or that which does the action denoted by the base verb.
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The suffix -ant , -ent forms adjectives and, to a much lesser extent, nouns from Latin verb stems such as fid in confident and stud in student . This suffix is the equivalent in Latin of the "-ing" inflection in English. Many adjectives ending in -ant , -ent have a corresponding noun ending in -ance, -ence, -ancy, -ency.