- cowardly or craven.
- unfaithful, disloyal or traitorous.
- a coward.
- an apostate, traitor or renegade.
word’s encounter: in quite an interesting article on Soeharto’s legacy by Paul Keating, who lexically enriched Australia on a previous occasion with his describing Mahathir as recalcitrant many years ago.
word’s use: do you think fewer people would be aware of the undesirability of Peter Craven’s surname if it were Recreant instead?