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[guht-lis] /ˈgʌt lɪs/

adjective, Informal.
lacking courage, fortitude, or determination.
(informal) lacking courage or determination

“cowardly,” 1900, from gut (n.) in the figurative “spirit” sense (see guts) + -less. Literal sense is from c.1600. Related: Gutlessly.


Cowardly; feeble; chicken (1915+)


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