Definition of Cowardice

1. Noun. The trait of lacking courage.

Exact synonyms: Cowardliness
Generic synonyms: Spirit
Specialized synonyms: Cravenness, Fearfulness, Dastardliness
Attributes: Cowardly, Fearful
Antonyms: Courage
Derivative terms: Cowardly



Definition of Cowardice

1. n. Want of courage to face danger; extreme timidity; pusillanimity; base fear of danger or hurt; lack of spirit.

Definition of Cowardice

1. Noun. Lack of courage. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Cowardice

1. [n -S]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Cowardice

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cow tipping
cow town
cow tree
cow trees
cowabunga
cowage
cowages
cowal
cowals
cowan
cowanis
cowans
coward
cowarded
cowardice (current term)
cowardices
cowardie
cowardies
cowarding
cowardise
cowardish
cowardize
cowardliness
cowardlinesses
cowardly
cowardly lion
cowardly lions
cowardry
cowards

Literary usage of Cowardice

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Nicomachean Ethics of Aristotle by Aristotle (1891)
"Profligacy is for these reasons more to be blamed than cowardice, and for another reason too, viz. that it is easier to train one's self to behave rightly ..."

2. The History of the Peloponnesian War by Thucydides, Henry Dale (1849)
"In that case we should appear either to be justly treated, or to put up with it through cowardice, and to show ourselves inferior to our fathers, ..."

3. Lew Wallace;: An Autobiography by Lew Wallace (1906)
"That is true; but as the statement is wholly unqualified, the inference is left that the falling back was from cowardice, and to that I except. ..."

4. Memoirs of the court of England during the reign of the Stuarts, including by John Heneage Jesse (1855)
"PHILIP, Earl of Pembroke and Montgomery, the " memorable simpleton " of Walpole, unfortunately dimmed the lustre of a proud name by his cowardice, arrogance ..."

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