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Definition of "cowardly" []

  • Exhibiting the characteristics of a coward, particularly ignoble fear: a cowardly surrender. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "cowardly" in a sentence
  • "Another translation of the Bible uses the word cowardly instead of fearful."
  • "The Ogaden rebels, meanwhile, issued a statement condemning what they called the "cowardly and cold-blooded attack"."
  • "I use the word "cowardly" because there's no other way to call someone who writes this and then hides behind an anonymous name."