Definitions

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  • n. The characteristic of being cowardly.
  • n. A cowardly action.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Cowardice.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Want of courage; timidity; cowardice.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the trait of lacking courage

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Examples

  • We have a proverb which says "courage will never be a reason to shorten your life, nor would cowardliness be a reason to extend it."

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  • It will show his cowardliness hiding under the desk and voting present.

    Henry: Afghanistan may define Obama's presidency

  • These Cheney fans are morons in more than one way, they use the theme "draft Cheney 2012" but these idiots fail to realize that Cheney was deferred from active duty in 'more than one draft order' which shows his cowardliness. ohmygod

    New group tries to convince Cheney to run in 2012

  • I tried to answer the question PattiLain placed, on whether its more evil to kill a child than a drug addict, I could not, the more I reasoned about it the more I realized it would be equally evil, but one thing that did come to mind was perhaps cowardliness, and rage, morals and a whole bunch of other things.

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  • Of all the suggestions that Democrats have put out to provide cover for their incredible cowardliness on this, this is the most insultingly stupid.

    Election Central Morning Roundup

  • For example, Ralph Nader recently wrote in his In the Public Interest column, To say as Obama inferred in his Oslo speech that the greater plunge into Afghanistan is self-defense, with proportional force and sparing civilians from violence is a scale of self-delusion or political cowardliness that is dejecting his liberal base.

    Anti-War Movement Wakes Up From Obama-Induced Slumber

  • But what I hear from his supporters is NOT encouragement for him to do so, but encouragement of cowardliness instead.

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  • I'm driven not just by the "yes" vote, but also by the cowardliness of silence for 24 hours and then the press release late on a Friday afternoon, the AUDACITY of "don't worry, I won't abuse this power when you make me President," the way the statement showed little care for the concerns of some of his most ardent supporters -- all slick and arrogant.

    Obama Backing FISA "Compromise"

  • Could it be that McCain's "I'm all for the military" posture is based on his lack of intestinal fortitude (cowardliness) he exhibited on that fateful day?

    New Obama Ad Sketches His American Story

  • Thus, cowardliness on the issue of race has not just been in the background of American politics but has become a part of the American cultural DNA.

    Are We Really a Nation of Cowards on the Issue of Race?

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