II. PERSONAL AFFECTIONS
3. Prospective Affections
[Excess of fear.] Cowardice.
poltroonery, baseness; dastardness, dastardy; abject fear, funk; Dutch courage; fear [more]; white feather, faint heart; cold feet [U.S.], yellow streak.
coward, poltroon, dastard, sneak, recreant; shy cock, dunghill cock; coistril, milksop, white liver, lilly liver, nidget, one that cannot say "boo" to a goose; slink; Bob Acres, Jerry Sneak.
alarmist, terrorist, pessimist; runagate (fugitive) [more].
weak-minded; infirm of purpose [more]; weakhearted, fainthearted, chickenhearted, henhearted, lilyhearted, pigeon-hearted; white-livered, lily-livered, milk-livered; milksop, smock-faced; unable to say " boo" to a goose.
dastard, dastardly; base, craven, sneaking, dunghill, recreant; unwarlike, unsoldier-like.
"in face a lion but in heart a deer."
unmanned; frightened [more].