Cowardly meaning

kouərd-lē
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.

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In the manner of a coward.
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In the manner of a coward.
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Showing cowardice; lacking in courage; basely or weakly fearful.
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Exhibiting the characteristics of a coward, particularly ignoble fear.

A cowardly surrender.

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Of or typical of a coward; shamefully fearful.
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Origin of cowardly

  • From coward +‎ -ly.

    From Wiktionary