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cowardly

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English

Etymology

From coward + -ly.

Pronunciation

  • (UK) IPA: /ˈkaʊədli/

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  1. In the manner of a coward.
    • 1603, John Florio, translating Michel de Montaigne, Essays, Folio Society 2006, vol. 1 p. 48:
      I love to follow them, but not so cowardly, as my life remaine thereby in subjection.

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  1. Showing cowardice. Lacking in courage, unacceptably fearful, usually meant with some implication of a lack of consideration for others.

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