noun cow·ard·ice \ˈka(-ə)r-dəs, dial -(ˌ)dīs\

: fear that makes you unable to do what is right or expected : lack of courage

Full Definition of COWARDICE

:  lack of courage or resolution

Examples of COWARDICE

  1. <the cowardice shown by political leaders who were willing to give the Nazis whatever they wanted>


Middle English cowardise, from Anglo-French coardise, from cuard
First Known Use: 14th century


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