Cow"ard*ly, a.

1.

Wanting courage; basely or weakly timid or fearful; pusillanimous; spiritless.

The cowardly rascals that ran from the battle. Shak.

2.

Proceeding from fear of danger or other consequences; befitting a coward; dastardly; base; as, cowardly malignity.

Macualay.

The cowardly rashness of those who dare not look danger in the face. Burke.

Syn. -- Timid; fearful; timorous; dastardly; pusillanimous; recreant; craven; faint-hearted; chicken-hearted; white-livered.

 

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Cow"ard*ly, adv.

In the manner of a coward.

Spenser.

 

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