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Definition of Cowardly

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

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

The people to fear are not those who disagree with you, but those who disagree with you and are too cowardly to let you know.
Napoleon Bonaparte

An apology? Bah! Disgusting! Cowardly! Beneath the dignity of any gentleman, however wrong he might be.
Steve Martin

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
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Cowardly Translations

cowardly in French is couard
cowardly in German is feig