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Adjective: cowardly  kaw(-u)rd-lee
  1. Lacking courage; ignobly timid and faint-hearted
    "cowardly dogs, ye will not aid me then";
    - fearful

See also: afraid, caitiff [archaic], chicken [informal], chickenhearted, chicken-livered, cowardice, cowardliness, craven, dastard, dastardly, faint, fainthearted, faint-hearted, 'fraid [non-standard], funky [informal], ignoble, lily-livered, poltroon, poor-spirited, pusillanimous, recreant [archaic], timid, unmanly, white-livered, yellow, yellow-bellied [informal]

Antonym: brave

Encyclopedia: Cowardly