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ลองค้นหาคำในรูปแบบอื่นๆ เพื่อให้ได้ผลลัพธ์มากขึ้นหรือน้อยลง: -caitiff-, *caitiff*
English-Thai: Nontri Dictionary
caitiff(adj) สารเลว,เลว,ต่ำช้า,หยาบ
caitiff(n) คนเลว,คนสารเลว,คนต่ำช้า,คนหยาบ

Oxford Advanced Learners Dictionary (pronunciation guide only)
caitiff    (n) (k ei1 t i f)
caitiffs    (n) (k ei1 t i f s)

Result from Foreign Dictionaries (3 entries found)

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

  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. [Obs.] --Chaucer.
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     2. Base; wicked and mean; cowardly; despicable.
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              Arnold had sped his caitiff flight.   --W. Irving.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

  Caitiff \Cai"tiff\, n.
     A captive; a prisoner. [Obs.]
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           Avarice doth tyrannize over her caitiff and slave.
                                                    --Holland.
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     2. A wretched or unfortunate man. [Obs.] --Chaucer.
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     3. A mean, despicable person; one whose character meanness
        and wickedness meet.
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     Note: The deep-felt conviction of men that slavery breaks
           down the moral character . . . speaks out with . . .
           distinctness in the change of meaning which caitiff has
           undergone signifying as it now does, one of a base,
           abject disposition, while there was a time when it had
           nothing of this in it. --Trench.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

  caitiff
      adj 1: despicably mean and cowardly
      n 1: a cowardly and despicable person

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