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white-livered

[ hwahyt-liv-erd, wahyt- ]
/ ˈʰwaɪtˈlɪv ərd, ˈwaɪt- /
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adjective
lacking courage; cowardly; lily-livered.
lacking in vitality or spirit; pale; unhealthy.
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Origin of white-livered

First recorded in 1540–50
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British Dictionary definitions for white-livered

white-livered

adjective
lacking in spirit or courage
pallid and unhealthy in appearance
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