English version

coward

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
Examples from the Corpus
cowardPerhaps 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 awful coward about going to the dentist.You're a damned little coward, Hilary, and I don't know why I bother with you!Many civil servants are moral cowards.I may even go so far as to say that I prefer cowards 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 unflinching coward who lived into an era of absolute cowards.
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