from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. One who shows ignoble fear in the face of danger or pain.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A person who lacks courage.
- adj. Cowardly.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Borne in the escutcheon with his tail doubled between his legs; -- said of a lion.
- adj. Destitute of courage; timid; cowardly.
- adj. Belonging to a coward; proceeding from, or expressive of, base fear or timidity.
- n. A person who lacks courage; a timid or pusillanimous person; a poltroon.
- transitive v. To make timorous; to frighten.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One who lacks courage to meet danger; one who shrinks from exposure to possible harm of any kind; a timid or pusillanimous person; a poltroon; a craven.
- n. In heraldry, an animal represented with the tail hanging down, or turned up between the legs, as a lion or other beast of prey. Also coué.
- Lacking courage; timid; timorous; fearful; craven: as, a coward wretch.
- Of or pertaining to a coward; proceeding from or expressive of fear or timidity: as, a coward cry; coward tremors.
- To make afraid.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a person who shows fear or timidity
- n. English dramatist and actor and composer noted for his witty and sophisticated comedies (1899-1973)
I hope that the FSSPX can join us before that day so that the term coward will not have to be appropriately applied, for once, and to a much more horrible effect.
No this coward is always hiding and pointing fingers.
He admits that the affair was only the symptom of a deeper malaise- his chafing at a number of things which he now wishes he had been brave enough to confront rather than taking what he calls the coward's way out....
The word 'coward' is a strong one, but the reality is that because we have such wildly different perspectives on why racial disparities exist, and because they continue to exist long after explicit racism has been outlawed, discussion of racial issues requires a high degree of tolerance for conflict, both intellectual and emotional.
I put my face deep into my hands, then onto my knees and said the word coward silently, again and again, till I heard Fare’s voice.
How could this bit*h accuse Murtha, a decorated Veteran, a coward is beyond belief.
This coward is just doing what the voters were going to do in November anyway.
Tue 10/13/09 11: 57 AM so happy that RZ saga is over – the finale was plain coward – how else would you top up an endless sequence of embarrassments?
So we have Col be tend coward thinking the real Col coward is a hero.
A frappin coward trying to pass himself off as a hero.