Definition of 'coward'


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1. A person who lacks courage.

2. One who shows ignoble fear in the face of danger or pain.

3. A person who lacks courage; a timid or pusillanimous person; a poltroon.

4. English dramatist and actor and composer noted for his witty and sophisticated comedies (1899-1973)

5. a person who shows fear or timidity

6. One who lacks courage to meet danger; one who shrinks from exposure to possible harm of any kind; a timid or pusillanimous person; a poltroon; a craven.

7. In heraldry, an animal represented with the tail hanging down, or turned up between the legs, as a lion or other beast of prey. Also coué.

8. Destitute of courage; timid; cowardly.

9. Belonging to a coward; proceeding from, or expressive of, base fear or timidity.

10. (Her.) Borne in the escutcheon with his tail doubled between his legs; -- said of a lion.

11. To make afraid.

12. Of or pertaining to a coward; proceeding from or expressive of fear or timidity: as, a coward cry; coward tremors.

13. Tomakeafraid.

14. Lacking courage; timid; timorous; fearful; craven: as, a coward wretch.

15. obsolete To make timorous; to frighten.


1. Priya is unsympathetic as she feels suicide is a betrayal - a coward's way out.

2. The best defence she could offer was that she had been 'a coward '.

3. When his friends called him a coward his resolve was only hardened.

4. Those cowards will not take us all on.

5. We should be very careful who we call a coward.

6. If you dived in my day you were called a coward.

7. He called the bombers cowards and clowns.

8. People called him a coward who put the lives of many of his fellow soldiers in danger with his actions.

9. In reality they are spineless cowards.

10. He also branded Moat a coward for leaving him to take the rap.

11. Telling you he wanted to be single was the coward's way out.

12. It is sometimes said suicide is a coward's way out.

13. He took the coward's way out.

14. He should have been force fed and not allowed the coward's way out.

15. He stood there, wiped it from his eyes and called me a coward.

16. I wondered if doing so was the coward's way out.

17. It's a coward's way to fight.

18. From my armchair, it feels more like a coward's way out.

19. He now admits that he was 'a coward' in not taking a tougher stand on player signings.

20. Unlike the cowards that avoid their neighbours, I like to face off in the street.

21. A Labour colleague branded him a coward for failing to say sorry in front of MPs.

22. Or should I take the coward's approach?

23. Where I come from, we call that a coward.

24. 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.

25. No this coward is always hiding and pointing fingers.

26. 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....

27. The word 'coward' is a strong one, but the reality is that because we have such wildly different perspectives on why racial disparities exist, and because they continue to exist long after explicit racism has been outlawed, discussion of racial issues requires a high degree of tolerance for conflict, both intellectual and emotional.

28. I put my face deep into my hands, then onto my knees and said the word coward silently, again and again, till I heard Fare’s voice.

29. How could this bit*h accuse Murtha, a decorated Veteran, a coward is beyond belief.

30. This coward is just doing what the voters were going to do in November anyway.

31. ‘‘Our power is wielded by weaklings and cowards, and our honour is false in all its points’.’

32. ‘By demonstrating their courage, they have shown you for the cowards you are.’

33. ‘Due to my not being enraged or scared of these cowards, there was no fear, and I believe they sensed that.’

34. ‘They were barely able to drag themselves back to camp like the pathetic weaklings and cowards they are.’

35. ‘Were one half of mankind brave and one half cowards, the brave would be always beating the cowards.’

36. ‘You're one of those men who like to make cowards think you're tough and dangerous.’

37. ‘Anonymous sources generally are cowards, who often tell more than they know.’

38. ‘In the end this aids only those who are served by public uncertainty - the cowards and the ruthless.’

39. ‘All the others, even those who resembled ourselves, were cowards and hypocrites.’

40. ‘Yet I cannot believe that he is a moral coward by nature.’

41. ‘The great thing about academics is that they are typically spineless cowards who really do respond to sufficient pressure.’

42. ‘Oh, and by the way, you're a gutless, treasonous coward.’

43. ‘But, when officers confronted Parker, he proved to be a craven coward who literally pulsed with guilt.’

44. ‘To try to pretend he's not what he is: a poor, stinking, whimpering coward.’

45. ‘And in the end, he himself was revealed to be a miserable coward.’

46. ‘What about the possibility that we somehow have raised a generation of moral cowards?’

47. ‘Better to die of frostbite in that group of young guns than be branded a coward.’

48. ‘He resigns his commission and is branded a coward.’

49. ‘I am nothing but a coward who is too afraid to cruise the sea.’

50. ‘Hamlet says, this is what makes cowards of us all.’

51. ‘Aidan had lost count how many times he'd cried himself to sleep in order to escape the pain that he was too coward to relieve himself of.’

52. ‘We were always discussing that he is a coward man, that he will not fight for his life, that he will not fight for what he believes in.’

53. ‘She squared her jaw and turned, feeling foolishly coward.’

54. ‘I say it to you, coward spirit - not to anyone who abides by this code!’

55. ‘Surely everyone must have been able to hear the erratic pounding of her coward heart.’

56. he was a coward and was too scared to face the situation and do something about it

Other users have misspelling coward as:

1. cowerd 4.17%

2. keword 4.17%

3. chayward 4.17%

4. Other 87.49%

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