courageous vs cowardly
- possessing or displaying courage; able to face and deal with danger or fear without flinching
A fearless person could not be courageous, because courage is all about the mind dominating fear.
The word has reasserted the romantic, courageous quality that the poet Keats, in “Endymion,” gave it: “Adventuresome, I send/My herald thought into a wilderness.”
Successful people are not necessarily more intelligent than the average people, but they are more courageous, more determined and more persistent. Dr T.P.Chia
- lacking courage; ignobly timid and faint-hearted
Another translation of the Bible uses the word cowardly instead of fearful.
For big men, they sure are acting cowardly.
The attorney for one of the accused denounced what he calls cowardly and anonymous leakers at the Pentagon.