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cowardice

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

Simple Definition of cowardice

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

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of cowardice

  1. :  lack of courage or resolution

Examples of cowardice in a sentence

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



Origin and Etymology of cowardice

Middle English cowardise, from Anglo-French coardise, from cuard


First Known Use: 14th century


COWARDICE Defined for Kids

cowardice

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noun cow·ard·ice \ˈkau̇-ər-dəs\

Definition of cowardice for Students

  1. :  shameful fear





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