cow´ard|li|ness


cow´ard|li|ness
cow|ard|ly «KOW uhrd lee», adjective, adverb.
–adj.
1. without courage: »

I was too cowardly to do what was right (Dickens).

SYNONYM(S): timorous, craven, pusillanimous, fainthearted. See syn. under timid. (Cf.timid)
2. of a coward; like a coward: »

He made his threats at a cowardly distance.

–adv.
in a cowardly manner.
cow´ard|li|ness, noun.

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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