Cowardice meaning

kouər-dĭs
Lack of courage; esp., shamefully excessive fear of danger, difficulty, or suffering.
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The definition of cowardice is lacking in courage.

Refusing to apologize to someone's face because you aren't brave enough is an example of cowardice.

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Ignoble fear in the face of danger or pain.
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Lack of courage.
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Origin of cowardice

  • Middle English cowardise from Old French couardise alteration of couardie from couard coward coward

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Middle English cowardise, from Anglo-Norman cuardise (modern French: couardise).

    From Wiktionary