HyperDic: cowardly

English > 1 sense of the word cowardly:
ADJECTIVEallcowardly, fearfullacking courage
cowardly > pronunciation
Soundskaw'erdliy
Rhymesably ... zealously: 1543 rhymes with liy...
English > cowardly: 1 sense > adjective 1
Meaninglacking courage; ignobly timid and faint-hearted.
Example"cowardly dogs, ye will not aid me then"- P.B.Shelley
Synonymfearful
Attribute ofcowardice, cowardlinessThe trait of lacking courage
Narrowercaitiffdespicably mean / mean and cowardly
chicken, chickenhearted, lily-livered, white-livered, yellow, yellow-belliedeasily frightened
craven, recreantlacking even the rudiments of courage
dastard, dastardlydespicably cowardly
faint, fainthearted, timid, faint-heartedlacking conviction or boldness or courage
funkyIn a state of cowardly fright
poltroonCharacterized by complete cowardliness
pusillanimous, poor-spirited, unmanlylacking in courage and manly strength and resolution
See alsoafraidFilled with fear or apprehension
ignobleCompletely lacking nobility in character or quality or purpose
timidshowing fear and lack of confidence
Oppositebrave, courageouspossessing or displaying courage
Spanishcobarde, pusilánime, vil
Catalancovard, poruc
Nounscowarda person who shows fear or timidity
cowardlinessthe trait of lacking courage

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