gutless

[ guht-lis ]
/ ˈgʌt lɪs /

adjective Informal.

lacking courage, fortitude, or determination.

Nearby words

  1. guthrie, sir tyrone,
  2. guthrie, woody,
  3. guthrun,
  4. gutiérrez nájera,
  5. gutiérrez nájera, manuel,
  6. guts,
  7. gutser,
  8. gutsy,
  9. gutta,
  10. gutta-percha

Origin of gutless

1600–10 for literal sense; gut + -less

Related formsgut·less·ness, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for gutless

gutless

/ (ˈɡʌtlɪs) /

adjective

informal lacking courage or determination
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Word Origin and History for gutless

gutless

adj.

"cowardly," 1900, from gut (n.) in the figurative "spirit" sense (see guts) + -less. Literal sense is from c.1600. Related: Gutlessly.

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