Cow"ard*ly, a.


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

The cowardly rascals that ran from the battle. Shak.


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


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.


© Webster 1913.

Cow"ard*ly, adv.

In the manner of a coward.



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