2. (adj.) unfaithful, treacherous or traitorous
3. (n.) one who is cowardly or gutless
4. (n.) a deserter, traitor, renegade or unfaithful personUSAGE EXAMPLE 1 :Recreant acts can cause an army to lose the battle.USAGE EXAMPLE 2 :One of the jobs of the prefects at my school was to summon the junior boys to be thrashed; and I remember being appalled to listen to the blubbing pleas of some recreant, as he was given 12 strokes.