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Definition of the adjective cowardly

What does cowardly mean as an attribute of a noun?

adjective - degrees: more cowardly / most cowardly

  1. lacking courage; ignobly timid and faint-hearted

Alternative definition of the adjective cowardly


  1. Showing cowardice. Lacking in courage, unacceptably fearful, usually meant with some implication of a lack of consideration for others.

Definition of the adverb cowardly

What does cowardly mean as an attribute of something other than a noun?


  1. In the manner of a coward.

Phrases with cowardly

  1. Cowardly Lion
  2. Cowardly Anemone

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Google previewNew Dictionary: Armenian-English (1879)

by Matatʻeay Petrosean

bad, wicked, vile, low; cowardly, weak, pusillanimous, dastardly, craven-hearted, unmanly, poor- or mean-spirited ; idle, lazy, slothful, sluggish; «. damage, loss, hurt, ruin, misfort infamy, brand of infamy; - шрш%д , the most ...

Google previewThe Imperial Dictionary (1863)

English, Technological, and Scientific by John Ogilvie

To render cowardly. CO WAR DIZED, pp. Rendered cowardly. Rendering cowardly. COW' ARDLIKE, a. coward; mean. COWARDLINESS, n. Want of courage; timidity; cowardice.

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It is not cowardly, quite the contrary, to seek to meet the adversary and know his intentions. However, it is cowardly, shameful and treasonable to lay down arms. (King Hassan II)
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Scrabble value of C3O1W4A1R1D2L1Y4

The value of this 8-letter word is 17 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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