- The definition of cowardly is something characterized by a lack of courage.
- Attacking a victim who cannot defend himself is an example of cowardly behavior.
- If you run and hide at the sound of any danger, this is an example of a cowardly person.
- cowardliness noun
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- cowˈard·li·ness noun
- cowˈard·ly adverb