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Definition of "coward" []

  • One who shows ignoble fear in the face of danger or pain. (noun)
  • A person who shrinks from or avoids danger, pain, or difficulty (noun)

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Use "coward" in a sentence
  • "I hope that the FSSPX can join us before that day so that the term coward will not have to be appropriately applied, for once, and to a much more horrible effect."
  • "No this coward is always hiding and pointing fingers."
  • "He admits that the affair was only the symptom of a deeper malaise- his chafing at a number of things which he now wishes he had been brave enough to confront rather than taking what he calls the coward's way out...."