white livered

white-livered

[hwahyt-liv-erd, wahyt-]
adjective
1.
lacking courage; cowardly; lily-livered.
2.
lacking in vitality or spirit; pale; unhealthy.

Origin:
1540–50

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white-livered
 
adj
1.  lacking in spirit or courage
2.  pallid and unhealthy in appearance

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