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cowardicen. [F. couardise, fr. couard. See Coward.].
     Want of courage to face danger; extreme timidity; pusillanimity; base fear of danger or hurt; lack of spirit.  [1913 Webster]
    "The cowardice of doing wrong."  [1913 Webster]
    "Moderation was despised as cowardice."  [1913 Webster]


cowardice, n. a lack of bravery.

ME f. OF couardise (as COWARD)



abject fear, abulia, adynamia, affright, alarm, anemia, atony, awe, blah feeling, bloodlessness, blue funk, cachexia, cachexy, consternation, cowardliness, debilitation, debility, dismay, dread, dullness, etiolation, faintheartedness, faintness, fatigue, fear, feeblemindedness, feebleness, flabbiness, flaccidity, frailty, fright, funk, horrification, horror, impotence, infirmity, languishment, languor, lassitude, listlessness, panic, panic fear, phobia, pliability, prostration, pusillanimity, scare, sluggishness, softness, spinelessness, stampede, strengthlessness, terror, timidity, timorousness, unholy dread, weak will, weak-mindedness, weakliness, weakness, weariness




N irresolution, infirmity of purpose, indecision, indetermination, undetermination, unsettlement, uncertainty, demur, suspense, hesitating, hesitation, hesitancy, vacillation, changeableness, fluctuation, alternation, caprice, fickleness, levity, legerete, pliancy, weakness, timidity, cowardice, half measures, waverer, ass between two bundles of hay, shuttlecock, butterfly, wimp, doughface, irresolute, infirm of purpose, double-minded, half-hearted, undecided, unresolved, undetermined, shilly-shally, fidgety, tremulous, hesitating, off one's balance, at a loss, vacillating, unsteady, unsteadfast, fickle, without ballast, capricious, volatile, frothy, light, lightsome, light-minded, giddy, fast and loose, weak, feeble-minded, frail, timid, wimpish, wimpy, cowardly, dough-faced, facile, pliant, unable to say 'no', easy-going revocable, reversible, irresolutely, irresolved, irresolvedly, in faltering accents, off and on, from pillar to post, seesaw, Int, how happy could I be with either!.


N cowardice, pusillanimity, cowardliness, timidity, effeminacy, poltroonery, baseness, dastardness, dastardy, abject fear, funk, Dutch courage, fear, white feather, faint heart, cold feet, yellow streak, coward, poltroon, dastard, sneak, recreant, shy cock, dunghill cock, coistril, milksop, white liver, lily liver, nidget, one that cannot say 'boo' to a goose, slink, Bob Acres, Jerry Sneak, alarmist, terrorist, pessimist, runagate, coward, cowardly, fearful, shy, timid, timorous, skittish, poor- spirited, spiritless, soft, effeminate, weak-minded, infirm of purpose, weak-hearted, fainthearted, chickenhearted, henhearted, lilyhearted, pigeon-hearted, white- livered, lily-livered, milk-livered, milksop, smock-faced, unable to say 'boo' to a goose, dastard, dastardly, base, craven, sneaking, dunghill, recreant, unwarlike, unsoldier-like, in face a lion but in heart a deer, unmanned, frightened, Int, sauve qui peut!, every man for himself!, devil take the hindmost!, ante tubam trepidat, one's courage oozing out, degeneres animos timor arguit.

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