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Definition 1: lacking courage; ignobly timid and faint-hearted - [adjective denoting all]

Samples where cowardly or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • cowardly dogs, ye will not aid me then

Synonyms for cowardly in the sense of this definition

(cowardly is similar to ...) despicably cowardly

"the unprovoked and dastardly attack by Japan on...December 7th"

(cowardly is similar to ...) lacking in courage and manly strength and resolution; contemptibly fearful

(cowardly is similar to ...) characterized by complete cowardliness

(cowardly is similar to ...) despicably mean and cowardly

(cowardly is similar to ...) easily frightened

(cowardly is similar to ...) lacking even the rudiments of courage; abjectly fearful

"the craven fellow turned and ran" "a craven proposal to raise the white flag" "this recreant knight"

(cowardly is similar to ...) in a state of cowardly fright

(cowardly is similar to ...) lacking conviction or boldness or courage

"faint heart ne'er won fair lady"

(means also ...) 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"

(means also ...) showing fear and lack of confidence

(means also ...) 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"

(... are attributes of cowardly) the trait of lacking courage

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