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Noun cowardice has 1 sense
  1. cowardice, cowardliness - the trait of lacking courage
    --1 is a kind of spirit
    Antonyms: courage, courageousness, bravery
    --1 has particulars: cravenness; fearfulness; dastardliness

Definitions from the Web



Cowardice refers to a lack of bravery or courage in the face of danger, difficulty, or adversity. It is the quality of being easily frightened or intimidated, often resulting in avoidance or a failure to take necessary action.

Examples in Different Parts of Speech:


His cowardice prevented him from standing up for what he believed in.

The soldier's act of cowardice led to dire consequences for his comrades.


She criticized his cowardice behavior during the crisis.

His cowardice decision to flee instead of facing the challenge disappointed his friends.


The defendant pleaded cowardice, claiming he acted out of fear for his life.

She reacted cowardice when asked to confront the issue head-on.

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