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

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

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

It is an open question whether any behavior based on fear of eternal punishment can be regarded as ethical or should be regarded as merely cowardly.
Margaret Mead

It is better by noble boldness to run the risk of being subject to half the evils we anticipate than to remain in cowardly listlessness for fear of what might happen.
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Cowardly Translations

cowardly in French is couard
cowardly in German is feig
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