Craven vs Graven - What's the difference?

craven | graven |


As adjectives the difference between craven and graven

is that craven is unwilling to fight; lacking even the rudiments of courage; extremely cowardly while graven is carved, engraved.

As verbs the difference between craven and graven

is that craven is to make while graven is .

As a noun craven

is a coward.

craven

English

Adjective

(en adjective)
  • Unwilling to fight; lacking even the rudiments of courage; extremely cowardly.
  • * Sir Walter Scott
  • The poor craven bridegroom said never a word.

    Derived terms

    * cry craven

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • A coward.
  • * Shakespeare
  • He is a craven and a villain else.

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • To make .
  • * 1609 : , Act III, Scene IV
  • There is a prohibition so divine / That cravens my weak hand.

    References

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    graven

    English

    Adjective

    (-)
  • carved, engraved
  • * Old Testament (Exodus 20:4 KJV)
  • Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image.
  • Something fashioned by man, or something man-made. Anything made by man's hands.
  • Something that is not alive, but made dead, from the grave.
  • Verb

    (head)
  • :* {{quote-book
  • , year=1872 , year_published=2009 , edition=HTML , editor= , author=James De Mille , title=The Cryptogram , chapter= citation , genre= , publisher=The Gutenberg Project , isbn= , page= , passage=Deep lines were graven on her pale forehead, and on her wan, thin cheeks. }} English adjectives ending in -en ----