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Line breaks: cow¦ard|ice
Pronunciation: /ˈkaʊədɪs

Definition of cowardice in English:


[mass noun]
Lack of bravery: my cowardice got the better of me and I crept out of the room
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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