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coward

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noun cow·ard \ˈkau̇(-ə)rd\

Simple Definition of coward

  • : someone who is too afraid to do what is right or expected : someone who is not at all brave or courageous

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of coward

  1. :  one who shows disgraceful fear or timidity

coward

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Examples of coward in a sentence

  1. a proven coward who had deserted his troops

  2. <the soldiers who ran as soon as the first shots were fired were branded as cowards>



Origin and Etymology of coward

Middle English, from Anglo-French cuard, from cue, coe tail, from Latin cauda


First Known Use: 13th century


Coward

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biographical name Cow·ard \ˈkau̇(-ə)rd\

Definition of Coward

  1. Sir Noël Peirce 1899–1973 Eng. actor & dram.




COWARD Defined for Kids

coward

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noun cow·ard \ˈkau̇-ərd\

Definition of coward for Students

  1. :  a person who shows shameful fear





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