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gutless

[ guht-lis ]

adjective

, Informal.
  1. lacking courage, fortitude, or determination.


gutless

/ ˈɡʌtlɪs /

adjective

  1. informal.
    lacking courage or determination


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Other Words From

  • gutless·ness noun

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Word History and Origins

Origin of gutless1

1600–10 for literal sense; gut + -less

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Example Sentences

It was an epic journey for tiny, gutless waves, but I was grinning from ear to ear the whole way back.

So should McQueary, who is actually the most gutless in not telling police what he witnessed.

It is hard to believe there is any other outcome for our gutless political system than to choose the second way out.

Or are all you Mentorians so gutless that you believe any half-baked folk tale the Lhari pass off on you?

Rostoff snatched up the fallen gun, snarling, "I'm calling your bluff, you gutless rummy."

Of all the gutless wonders I've ever heard of that pilgrim takes the prize.

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