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Synonyms for cowardice
ˈkaʊ ər dɪscow·ardice

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Wiktionary1.3 / 4 votes

  1. cowardicenoun

    Synonyms:
    cowardliness

  2. cowardicenoun

    Lack of courage.

    Synonyms:
    cowardliness

English Synonyms and Antonyms3.7 / 3 votes

  1. cowardice

    Synonyms:
    cowardliness, effeminacy, fear, pusillanimity, timidity

    Antonyms:
    bravery, courage, gallantry, heroism, intrepidity, prowess, valor

Princeton's WordNet3.6 / 5 votes

  1. cowardice, cowardlinessnoun

    the trait of lacking courage

    Synonyms:
    cowardliness

    Antonyms:
    braveness, courage, courageousness, bravery

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Dictionary of English Synonymes5.0 / 1 vote

  1. cowardicenoun

    Synonyms:
    pusillanimity, poltroonery, timidity, fear, cowardliness, the white feather

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words5.0 / 1 vote

  1. cowardicenoun

    Synonyms:
    pusillanimity, poltroonery, dastardy, recreancy, timidity, cowardliness

PPDB, the paraphrase database0.0 / 0 votes

  1. List of paraphrases for "cowardice":

    cowardly, coward

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How to use cowardice in a sentence?

  1. Mark Twain:

    There are several good protections against temptations, but the surest is cowardice.

  2. Samuel Johnson:

    Don't think of retiring from the world until the world will be sorry that you retire. I hate a fellow whom pride or cowardice or laziness drives into a corner, and who does nothing when he is there but sit and growl. Let him come out as I do, and bark.

  3. Jim Hightower:

    The opposite for courage is not cowardice, it is conformity. Even a dead fish can go with the flow.

  4. Dr. Jose Rizal:

    The tyranny of some is possible only through the cowardice of others.

  5. Andrew Meehan:

    This display of hate and cowardice does not represent the dedicated hardworking men and women of the Department of Homeland Security, it has no place in an organization that works tirelessly to protect the American people and combat hate in all its forms. The situation was immediately referred to the Office of the Inspector General and is currently being investigating to ensure that swift and corrective action is taken.


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