Lack of bravery.
More example sentences
- Is it cowardice, the lack of moral backbone to tell the truth whatever the cost?
- We have to make a definite move to cross over the boundary from cowardice to bravery.
- He thought about ritual suicide and how it had changed from a demonstration of bravery to one of cowardice.
Middle English: from Old French couardise, from couard (see coward).