Cowardly synonyms

kou'ərd-lē
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Lacking aptitude or skill:
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Showing or caused by timidity
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Lacking or marked by a lack of self-confidence; shy and timid:
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Shy and reserved; modest.
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Fearful and hesitant:
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Filled with fright; terrified
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Lacking courage
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(Usually used predicatively, not attributively) Impressed with fear or apprehension; in fear.
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Easily startled; timid:
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Turned or directed toward the rear or in the opposite way
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Able or quick to apprehend or understand
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Having or showing anxiety; uneasy in mind; apprehensive; worried
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Lacking courage
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Having the emotion of dismay.
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In a state of panic.
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Causing alarm; frightening
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(Informal) Having the jitters
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(Slang) Timid or cowardly
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Lacking courage; cowardly.
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(Idiomatic) Cowardly, lacking bravery.
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Lacking courage
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(Slang) Cowardly.
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Exceptionally timid.
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Resembling a poltroon; cowardly.
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The definition of dastardly is someone or something evil, wicked or cruel.
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Unfaithful or disloyal to a belief, duty, or cause:
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Having or showing a poor spirit; cowardly; timorous; abject
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The definition of mean spirited is someone or something that is unkind, motivated by cruelty or intended to be hurtful.
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Suggestive of a coward
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The definition of base is something that forms a foundation.
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Not harsh or offensive to the sight; not glaring or jagged; pleasing to the eye.
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(Of a person) Showing characteristics that are not manly, such as being immature, effeminate or cowardly, which might be construed as an indicator of weakness or of baseness of character.
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Unsure of how to act or proceed; undecided.
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Without spines, or thorny processes
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(Informal) cowardly; lacking courage
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Having the characteristics of a wimp; feeble, indecisive, cowardly.
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Characteristic of a wimp
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In the manner of a coward
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Not admitted or made known to others; secret
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In the manner of a coward
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In the manner of a coward
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In the manner of a coward
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That crouches or crouch.
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In the manner of a coward
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In the manner of a coward
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Not dependable or reliable; questionable
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(Botany) Extending by a slender climbing or trailing stem.
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That shakes or shivers.
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In the manner of a coward
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In the manner of a coward
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In the manner of a coward
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In the manner of a coward
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In the manner of a coward
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The definition of fearless is brave or not scared.
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Strong in the face of fear; courageous.
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Intrepid is defined as fearless and brave.
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Not fearful.
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Feeling, exhibiting, or expressing no fear.
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Having or characterized by courage; valiant.
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Having, showing, or requiring a bold willingness to take risks or violate conventions; fearless
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Clear and distinct to the eye; conspicuous:
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The definition of dauntless is fearless or cannot be intimidated.
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Not daunted; not faltering or hesitating out of fear or discouragement; undismayed; intrepid
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Ignobly lacking in courage
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Deficient in conviction or courage; timid.
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(Dialectal) Able; capable; stout; strong; sound.
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In the manner of a coward
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Synonym Study

  • Dastardly connotes a sneaking, malicious cowardice that is manifested in a despicable act a dastardly informer
  • Pusillanimous implies an ignoble, contemptible lack of courage or resolution pusillanimous submission
  • Craven implies abject or fainthearted fear a craven fear for one's life
  • Cowardly , the general term, suggests a reprehensible lack of courage in the face of danger or pain a cowardly deserter
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