gutless

Meaning: cowardly, lacking bravery

For example:

  • The government is too gutless to take on the big companies that cheat people and damage the environment.

  • He's the sort of guy who acts real tough when he's got his mates to back him up, but if he's by himself he's a gutless weakling.

Quick Quiz:

Simon was called gutless because when his friends were being beaten up, he wouldn't

a. give up the fight

b. join in the fight

c. stop helping them

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Contributor: Matt Errey