A person who runs and hides when he hears any noise or sounds is an example of someone who might be described as craven.
Origin of cravenMiddle English cravant from Old French from cravanté, past participle of cravanter, to break from Vulgar Latin an unverified form crepantare, to cause to burst from Classical Latin crepare, to rattle, creak from Indo-European an unverified form krep- from base an unverified form ker- from source raven
Origin of cravenMiddle English cravant perhaps from Old French crevant present participle of crever to burst from Latin crepāre to break
(comparative more craven, superlative most craven)
- A coward.
(third-person singular simple present cravens, present participle cravening, simple past and past participle cravened)
- To make craven.
From Middle English craven (adjective)