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Definition of Cowardly


  1. Wanting courage; basely or weakly timid or fearful; pusillanimous; spiritless.
  2. Proceeding from fear of danger or other consequences; befitting a coward; dastardly; base; as, cowardly malignity.
  3. In the manner of a coward.

Cowardly Quotations

It is just as cowardly to judge an absent person as it is wicked to strike a defenseless one. Only the ignorant and narrow-minded gossip, for they speak of persons instead of things.
Lawrence G. Lovasik

Firmness in enduring and exertion is a character I always wish to possess. I have always despised the whining yelp of complaint and cowardly resolve.
Robert Burns

Killing yourself is a major commitment, it takes a kind of courage. Most people just lead lives of cowardly desperation. It's kinda half suicide where you just dull yourself with substances.
Robert Crumb

It is only the great hearted who can be true friends. The mean and cowardly, Can never know what true friendship means.
Charles Kingsley

Stupid as a man, say the women: cowardly as a woman, say the men. Stupidity in a woman is unwomanly.
Friedrich Nietzsche
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Cowardly Translations

cowardly in French is couard
cowardly in German is feig
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