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ˈkaʊ ərd li

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. cowardly, fearful(adj)

    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

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  1. cowardly(a)

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

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  1. Eddie Gallagher:

    My first reaction to seeing the videos was surprise and disgust that they would make up blatant lies about me, but I quickly realized that they were scared that the truth would come out of how cowardly they acted on deployment, i felt sorry for them that they thought it necessary to smear my name, but they never realized what the consequences of their lies would be. As upset as I was, the videos also gave me confidence because I knew that their lies would never hold up under real questioning and the jury would see through it. Their lies and( Naval Criminal Investigative Service's) refusal to ask hard questions or corroborate their stories strengthened my resolve to go to trial and clear my name.

  2. Ehsan Sehgal:

    Indeed, ridiculously and violently, Trump administration of the United States has blown down all the rules and principles of the United Nations Security Council and its incredibility, which nations of the world had established and decided unanimously and consistently on the failure of the League of Nations for the world peace and security in a fair, and equal way. Trump's Middle East Plan, executes only the humiliation of itself; whereas, self-determination of the Palestinian nation will stay definitely with its all dimensions regardless of some Ali Babas' betrayal and treachery of slavery-minded Arabs to the Palestinian cause. One may consider such a plan as a Bare Political Mafia-ism that will result in a collapse of civilized-morality, equality, honesty, and transparent justice in the context and concept of Western and American own perspectives and values. Palestinians boldly speak; however, civilized societies cowardly stay silent. It is a sensitive and shameful matter, tragedy, and the death of humanity and human rights.

  3. Larry Kramer:

    There's something, to me, cowardly about taking Truvada instead of using a condom, you're taking a drug that is poison to you, and it has lessened your energy to fight, to get involved, to do anything.

  4. Mark Levin:

    Ted Cruz is the most conservative candidate running, the most consistently conservative candidate running, i think Ted Cruz is a rock star. Cruz is like the conscience of a conservative in a Senate that is gutless, timid and cowardly.

  5. Feltham:

    It is our follies that make our lives uncomfortable. Our errors of opinion, our cowardly fear of the world?s worthless censure, and our eagerness after unnecessary gold have hampered the way of virtue, and made it far more difficult than, in itself, it is.

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