caitiff

caitiff
I adjective abject, afraid, base, baseborn, brutish, churlish, craven, currish, dastardly, despicable, faint-hearted, fear-stricken, ignoble, ignominious, low, lowborn, mean-spirited, of low extraction, of low origin, of mean extraction, of mean origin, poltroonish, pusillanimous, raffish, recreant, rude, scared spiritless, uncivilized, uncourageous, unpolished, vile, vulgar, weak-minded II index recreant

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  • Caitiff — Saltar a navegación, búsqueda Los Caitiff, en el universo ficticio del juego de rol de Vampiro: La Mascarada, son vampiros de sangre tan débil que no se puede decir que pertenezcan a ningún clan. No se hallan en ellos las disciplinas… …   Wikipedia Español

  • Caitiff — Cai tiff, n. A captive; a prisoner. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] Avarice doth tyrannize over her caitiff and slave. Holland. [1913 Webster] 2. A wretched or unfortunate man. [Obs.] Chaucer. [1913 Webster] 3. A mean, despicable person; one whose… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Caitiff — Cai tiff, a. [OE. caitif, cheitif, captive, miserable, OF. caitif, chaitif, captive, mean, wretched, F. ch[ e]tif, fr. L. captivus captive, fr. capere to take, akin to E. heave. See {Heave}, and cf. {Captive}.] 1. Captive; wretched; unfortunate.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • caitiff — c.1300, from O.N.Fr. caitive captive, miserable (O.Fr. chatif, 12c., Mod.Fr. chétif puny, sickly, poor, weak ), from L. captivum (see CAPTIVE (Cf. captive), which was a later, scholarly borrowing of the same word). In most Romance languages, it… …   Etymology dictionary

  • caitiff — [kāt′if] n. [ME < OFr caitif, a captive, wretched man < L captivus, CAPTIVE] a mean, evil, or cowardly person adj. evil, mean, or cowardly …   English World dictionary

  • caitiff — adjective Etymology: Middle English caitif, from Anglo French caitif, chaitif wretched, despicable, from Latin captivus captive Date: 14th century cowardly, despicable • caitiff noun …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • caitiff — 1. noun /ˈkeɪtɪf/ a) A base or despicable person; a wretch For, certes, lord, þer is noon of us alle / Þat she ne haþ been a duchesse or a queene. / Now be we caytyves, as it is wel seene, / Þanked be Fortune and hire false wheel b) a villain, a… …   Wiktionary

  • Caitiff — A prisoner; a cowardly, wicked person. [< OldFr. caitiff = captive < Lat. captivus = captive] …   Dictionary of Medieval Terms and Phrases

  • caitiff — /kay tif/, Archaic. n. 1. a base, despicable person. adj. 2. base; despicable. [1250 1300; ME caitif < AF < L captivus CAPTIVE] * * * …   Universalium

  • Caitiff — Los Caittif, en el universo ficticio del juego de rol de , son chiquillos sin sire (bien porque fueron abandonan o porque los sire fueron destruidos). Muchas veces, en momentos concretos, un vampiro crea chiquillos sin tener permiso violando por… …   Enciclopedia Universal


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