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thewless

[thyoo-lis]
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adjective
  1. cowardly; timid.

Origin of thewless

First recorded in 1300–50, thewless is from the Middle English word theweles. See thew, -less
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Historical Examples

  • He was a quiet, thewless, pleasantly conforming man, that was willing to let his hearing of the curates keep his head.

    The Men of the Moss-Hags

    S. R. Crockett