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Synonyms for cowardly
ˈkaʊ ərd licow·ard·ly

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. cowardly, fearfuladjective

    lacking courage; ignobly timid and faint-hearted

    "cowardly dogs, ye will not aid me then"- P.B.Shelley

    Synonyms:
    dread(a), fearful, dire, terrible, horrendous, fearsome, horrific, timorous, dreaded, awful, trepid, frightful, frightening, dreadful, direful

    Antonyms:
    gritty, stouthearted, spunky, mettlesome, undaunted, game, courageous, gamy, brave, stalwart, desperate, gallant, heroic, gamey, valorous, spirited, valiant, lionhearted

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. cowardlyadjective

    Synonyms:
    pusillanimous, dastardly, craven, fearful, timorous, timid, diffident, faint-hearted, chicken-hearted, white-livered, showing the white feather

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. cowardlyadjective

    Synonyms:
    craven, pusillanimous, dastard, dastardly, poltroon, recreant, timorous, white-livered, chicken-hearted faint-hearted, spiritless

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How to use cowardly in a sentence?

  1. President Alassane Ouattara:

    I condemn in the strongest terms these heinous and cowardly attacks on innocent people, ivory Coast will not be intimidated by terrorists.

  2. Sarfaraz Ahmed Bugti:

    This is a cowardly act that has targeted innocent people, we are fighting against terrorism here. And we will keep fighting until the last terrorist is killed.

  3. Jeff Dorson:

    If people feel they can no longer care for a pet, all they have to do is surrender him or her to a nearby rescue group or shelter, rather than abandon the poor animal at some random location, where their chances of survival are almost zero, this is truly a cowardly act and a punishable offense.

  4. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan:

    We strongly condemn this cowardly attack which appears to have targeted buses carrying Turkish military personnel. We stand with our Turkish allies in the face of this horrific act, which only strengthens our resolve to deepen our ongoing cooperation in the fight against terrorism.

  5. Police Commissioner Dermot Shea:

    It appears to be a completely cowardly, despicable, senseless attack on a defenseless police officer, thank God we're not planning a funeral.


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