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Date: 1300-1400
Language: Old French
Origin: coardise, from coart; COWARD

cowardice

noun
     
cow‧ard‧ice also cow‧ard‧li‧ness [uncountable]
lack of courage [≠ bravery]:
cowardice in the face of danger

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