Definition of cowardice in English:


Syllabification: cow·ard·ice
Pronunciation: /ˈkou-ərdəs


  • 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).

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