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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Cowardly  \Cow"ard*ly\,  a. 
  1.  Wanting  courage;  basely  or  weakly  timid  or  fearful; 
  pusillanimous;  spiritless. 
 
  The  cowardly  rascals  that  ran  from  the  battle. 
  --Shak. 
 
  2.  Proceeding  from  fear  of  danger  or  other  consequences; 
  befitting  a  coward;  dastardly;  base;  as  cowardly 
  malignity.  --Macaulay. 
 
  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. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Cowardly  \Cow"ard*ly\,  adv 
  In  the  manner  of  a  coward.  --Spenser. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  cowardly 
  adj  :  lacking  courage;  ignobly  timid  and  faint-hearted;  "cowardly 
  dogs,  ye  will  not  aid  me  then"-  P.B.Shelley  [syn:  {coward(a)}, 
  {fearful}]  [ant:  {brave}] 




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