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Definition of Coward

Coward

  1. Borne in the escutcheon with his tail doubled between his legs; -- said of a lion.
  2. Destitute of courage; timid; cowardly.
  3. Belonging to a coward; proceeding from, or expressive of, base fear or timidity.
  4. A person who lacks courage; a timid or pusillanimous person; a poltroon.
  5. To make timorous; to frighten.

Coward Quotations

A coward is incapable of exhibiting love; it is the prerogative of the brave.
Mahatma Gandhi

A coward is much more exposed to quarrels than a man of spirit.
Thomas Jefferson

Battle is the most magnificent competition in which a human being can indulge. It brings out all that is best; it removes all that is base. All men are afraid in battle. The coward is the one who lets his fear overcome his sense of duty. Duty is the essence of manhood.
George S. Patton

I know you are here to kill me. Shoot, coward, you are only going to kill a man.
Che Guevara

You cannot be a hero without being a coward.
George Bernard Shaw
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Coward Translations

coward in German is Feigling, Feigling {m}, Angsthase {m}
coward in Norwegian is feiging
coward in Spanish is cobarde
coward in Swedish is feg, pultron, feg, kujon, stackare

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