Adjective "cowardly" definition and examples



Definitions and examples


Lacking courage.
  1. 'A timid or cowardly person would never take that leap.'
  2. 'Making unfounded claims in a public forum - a press conference no less - are the actions of a very weak and cowardly man.'
  3. 'The more cowardly completely lost courage, but the more able and subtle did not think it necessary to give up.'
  4. 'There is more foolishness, more cowardly hearts, less courage, lack of appreciation and gratitude and less politeness.'
  5. 'Kay has left Benjamin before because he's weak and cowardly.'
  6. 'I also, typically, want to be a good person, to be courageous rather than cowardly, fair rather than unjust, and the like.'
  7. 'A strange country where the military lost their power but none of the cowardly politicians had the courage to tell them.'
  8. 'I'd never felt so cowardly before in my life until that moment.'
  9. 'Finally, irritated with myself for being so cowardly to turn away, I looked back into his eyes.'
  10. 'The Prime Minister was too cowardly to visit the chamber while rebels wrecked his legislation.'
  11. 'This man has carried out a cowardly attack on an elderly woman who he knew would not be able to defend herself.'
  12. 'This cowardly and savage attack ended the life of ‘a loving, kind and gentle man’.'
  13. 'I would urge the man responsible for the cowardly attack to come forward and admit the crime and face the justice which awaits him.'
  14. 'A cowardly attack on innocent civilians brought us an unprecedented level of cooperation and understanding around the world.'
  15. 'It was a cowardly attack for very little gain - they got a couple of tins of groceries and a few pounds.'
  16. 'Saying it was ‘a cowardly attack by three on one, the Judge did acknowledge that no weapon had been used.’'
  17. 'And Londoners will not be divided by this cowardly attack.'
  18. 'They called the tactic cowardly but agreed that it had been effective.'
  19. 'It is an horrific and extremely cowardly attack, which was totally unprovoked.'
  20. 'My prayers and condolences are with those whose lives were tragically altered by the cowardly attacks.'


In a way which shows a lack of courage.


    1. lacking courage; contemptibly timid.

    2. characteristic of or befitting a coward; despicably mean, covert, or unprincipled: a cowardly attack on a weak, defenseless man. adverb

    3. like a coward.

    More examples(as adjective)

    "governments can be cowardly for things."

    "feelings can be cowardly on parts."

    "ways can be cowardly."

    "attacks can be cowardly."

    "acts can be cowardly."

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