an abject coward
a disloyal person who betrays or deserts his cause or religion or political party or friend etc.
having deserted a cause or principle;
"some provinces had proved recreant"
"renegade supporters of the usurper"
lacking even the rudiments of courage; abjectly fearful;
"the craven fellow turned and ran"
"a craven proposal to raise the white flag"
"this recreant knight"
- You recreant knave!
The vain purposes which have made me recreant to the better nature.出自： D. G. Mitchell