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Definition of Cowardice


  1. Want of courage to face danger; extreme timidity; pusillanimity; base fear of danger or hurt; lack of spirit.

Cowardice Quotations

They tell us that suicide is the greatest piece of cowardice... that suicide is wrong; when it is quite obvious that there is nothing in the world to which every man has a more unassailable title than to his own life and person.
Arthur Schopenhauer

The opposite for courage is not cowardice, it is conformity. Even a dead fish can go with the flow.
Jim Hightower

When you disarm the people, you commence to offend them and show that you distrust them either through cowardice or lack of confidence, and both of these opinions generate hatred.
Niccolo Machiavelli

To run away from trouble is a form of cowardice and, while it is true that the suicide braves death, he does it not for some noble object but to escape some ill.

Patience has its limits. Take it too far, and it's cowardice.
George Jackson
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Cowardice Translations

cowardice in Danish is fejghed
cowardice in Dutch is lafheid, lafhartigheid
cowardice in German is Feigheit
cowardice in Norwegian is feighet
cowardice in Portuguese is cobardia
cowardice in Swedish is feghet
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