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craven defeated XIII; poor-spirited, pusillanimous XIV; sb. XVI. ME. crauaunt, later crauaunde, cravand, perh. — clipped AN. form (cf. ASSIGN 2) of OF. cravanté overcome, vanquished, pp. of cravanter crush, overwhelm — Rom. *crepantāre, f. crepant-, prp. stem of L. crepāre rattle, burst; later assim. to pps. in -EN 6.

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craven

cra·ven / ˈkrāvən/ • adj. contemptibly lacking in courage; cowardly. • n. archaic a cowardly person. DERIVATIVES: cra·ven·ly adv. cra·ven·ness n.

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craven

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