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thewless

[ thyoo-lis ]

adjective

  1. cowardly; timid.


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Word History and Origins

Origin of thewless1

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

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Example Sentences

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

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