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Synonyms for cowardly
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

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

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

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. cowardly(a.)

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

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. cowardly(a)

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

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  1. List of paraphrases:

    laf, coward, dastardly, cowardice, vile, faint-hearted, gutless, timid, loose, drop, despicable

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  1. Sri Lanka:

    I strongly condemn the cowardly attacks on our people today. I call upon all Sri Lankans during this tragic time to remain united and strong, please avoid propagating unverified reports and speculation. The government is taking immediate steps to contain this situation.

  2. Sarah Ransome:

    He showed the world what a depraved and cowardly human being he was by taking his own life.

  3. Baroness Orczy:

    An apology Bah Disgusting Cowardly Beneath the dignity of any gentleman, however wrong he might be.

  4. Afghan President Ashraf Ghani:

    We owe a profound debt to the soldiers who have lost limbs to buried bombs, to the brave veterans, and to the families who tragically lost their loved ones to the enemy's cowardly acts of terror, we owe a profound debt to the many Americans who have come to build schools, repair wells, and cure the sick. And we must acknowledge with appreciation that at the end of the day it is the ordinary Americans whose hard-earned taxes have over the years built the partnership that has led to our conversation today.

  5. Charles Kingsley:

    It is only the great hearted who can be true friends. The mean and cowardly, Can never know what true friendship means.

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