We will return to Bertram Chesleigh, little Golden's recreant lover.
Finding her so obstinate he had said to her in a loud voice, "Die, recreant!"
"He's a coward," said Bernard teasingly, alluding to the recreant Jim.
With Peter Pan for company, Sophie waited on the porch for the recreant pair.
In abandoning and replacing him a democracy is not recreant to the principle of individual liberty.
"Why you should call him a recreant knight, I cannot for the life of me understand," she said.
Among the Tartars was a recreant Genoese who taught them metal work and had once lived at the court of Cambaluc.
Nor would he come forth, for all that Sir Bors called him coward and recreant.
If the virus did not take the schoolmaster ostentatiously washed his hands of the recreant.
The groomsmen are denouncing him, as he deserves to be, as a slanderer and recreant.
c.1300, "confessing oneself to be overcome or vanquished," from Old French recreant "defeated, vanquished, yielding, giving; weak, exhausted; cowardly," present participle adjective from recroire "to yield in a trial by combat, surrender allegiance," literally "believe again;" perhaps on notion of "take back one's pledge, yield one's cause," from re- "again, back" (see re-) + croire "entrust, believe," from Latin credere (see credo).
Non sufficit ... nisi dicat illud verbum odiosum, quod recreantus sit. [Bracton, c.1260]Meaning "cowardly" in English is from late 14c. Meaning "unfaithful to duty" is from 1640s.
"one who yields in combat, one who begs for mercy, one who admits defeat," early 15c., hence "coward, faint-hearted wretch;" from recreant (adj.) and from Old French recreant as a noun, "one who acknowledges defeat, a craven, coward, renegade, traitor, wretch." In English, sense of "apostate, deserter, villain" is from 1560s.