cowardly


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cow·ard·ly

 (kou′ərd-lē)
adj.
Exhibiting the characteristics of a coward, particularly ignoble fear: a cowardly surrender.

cow′ard·li·ness n.
cow′ard·ly adv.

cowardly

(ˈkaʊədlɪ)
adj
of or characteristic of a coward; lacking courage
ˈcowardliness n

cow•ard•ly

(ˈkaʊ ərd li)

adj.
1. characteristic of or befitting a coward.
adv.
2. in a cowardly manner.
[1275–1325]
cow′ard•li•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.cowardly - lacking couragecowardly - lacking courage; ignobly timid and faint-hearted; "cowardly dogs, ye will not aid me then"- P.B.Shelley
afraid - filled with fear or apprehension; "afraid even to turn his head"; "suddenly looked afraid"; "afraid for his life"; "afraid of snakes"; "afraid to ask questions"
timid - showing fear and lack of confidence
ignoble - completely lacking nobility in character or quality or purpose; "something cowardly and ignoble in his attitude"; "I think it a less evil that some criminals should escape than that the government should play an ignoble part"- Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.
brave, courageous - possessing or displaying courage; able to face and deal with danger or fear without flinching; "Familiarity with danger makes a brave man braver but less daring"- Herman Melville; "a frank courageous heart...triumphed over pain"- William Wordsworth; "set a courageous example by leading them safely into and out of enemy-held territory"

cowardly

adjective faint-hearted, scared, spineless, gutless (informal), base, soft, yellow (informal), weak, chicken (slang), shrinking, fearful, craven, abject, dastardly, timorous, weak-kneed (informal), pusillanimous, chickenshit (U.S. slang), chicken-hearted, lily-livered, white-livered, sookie (N.Z.) I was too cowardly to complain.
brave, daring, bold, courageous, audacious, intrepid, valiant, plucky, doughty, dauntless

cowardly

adjective
Translations
جَبانجَبَان
zbabělý
kujonagtig
pelkurimainen
kukavički
gyáva
huglaus
臆病な
겁 많은
feg
อย่างขี้ขลาด
hèn nhát

cowardly

[ˈkaʊədlɪ] ADJcobarde

cowardly

[ˈkaʊərdli] adj [person, action] → lâche

cowardly

adjfeig(e)

cowardly

[ˈkaʊədlɪ] adjvigliacco/a

coward

(ˈkauəd) noun
a person who shows fear easily or is easily frightened. I am such a coward – I hate going to the dentist.
ˈcowardly adjective
ˈcowardice (-dis) noun
ˈcowardliness noun

cowardly

جَبَان zbabělý kujonagtig feige δειλός cobarde pelkurimainen lâche kukavički vigliacco 臆病な 겁 많은 lafhartig feig tchórzliwy covardemente трусливый feg อย่างขี้ขลาด korkakça hèn nhát 胆怯的
References in classic literature ?
Their sweet little letters plead to know "more about Dorothy"; and they ask: "What became of the Cowardly Lion?
Toto barked at the Cowardly Lion in joyous greeting, for he knew the beast of old and loved him, and it was funny to see how gently the Lion raised his huge paw to pat Toto's head.
In a word, I was too cowardly to do what I knew to be right, as I had been too cowardly to avoid doing what I knew to be wrong.
It seems to me they must be more cowardly than you are if they allow you to scare them so easily.
My own love, remember the better days at home before that cowardly villain stole his way into your heart; remember the happy time at Combe-Raven when we were always together.
For minutes it had been boiling at the cowardly treatment they had been according this once powerful comrade because he had fallen from the favour of Issus.
I guess this is the same Cowardly Lion Dorothy has told us about.
There was murder in the cowardly hearts of several of them, and stupidity and lust in the hearts of all.
Knowing that they outnumbered us ten to one, they took none of their usual cowardly precautions, but dashed upon us at a gallop, firing and yelling.
I have given them a thrashing they will remember; a set of cowardly, rascally `orange' blackguards.
When I say cowardly skunks, I mean just that,--cowardly skunks.
It often basely and cowardly deserts those paragons for whom the men are all wishing, sighing, dying, and spreading, every net in their power; and constantly attends at the heels of that higher order of women for whom the other sex have a more distant and awful respect, and whom (from despair, I suppose, of success) they never venture to attack.