From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishcowardcow‧ard /ˈkaʊəd $ -ərd/ noun [countable] 🔊 🔊 BRAVEsomeone who is not at all brave 🔊 Try it. Don’t be such a coward. —cowardly adjective 🔊 a cowardly attack on a defenceless man
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coward• Perhaps I should have turned back but I didn't want to be known as a quitter and a coward.• He called me a coward, because I wouldn't fight.• Why would anyone want to go and see a man who was a coward?• Any coward with a grudge could do this to us anywhere, any time.• She knew she was an awfulcoward about going to the dentist.• You're a damned little coward, Hilary, and I don't know why I bother with you!• Many civilservants are moralcowards.• I may even go so far as to say that I prefercowards to heroes, given a choice.• They're cowards - they don't have the guts to confront me personally.• The cabdrivers had run away, the cowards.• Alan was a kind of unflinchingcoward who lived into an era of absolutecowards.