Definition for coward

noun as in person who is scared, easily intimidated

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That same day, the Fox News host also attempted to contact Swalwell, asking the congressman to call him and then calling him a “coward” when he refused to do so, according to screenshots of the exchange Swalwell posted to Twitter.

Not because Hunger Games books make us happy, but because we want to be sedated, because it’s painful not to pretend, because we’re cowards.

From Vox

Human progress has never been fostered by the cowards who have let fear rule their lives.

It’s as if Hall doesn’t trust his audience to appreciate Coward’s delightful acidity—he’s scrubbed all of that away, as if it were tarnish and not the actual shine.

From Time

She called Hogg, then 18 years old, “a coward” for not responding to her.

Hill advised him not to, saying that if he did so, the cadets would regard him as a coward.

And cancer, deceiver, pretender, coward; it cannot even subsist without the vibrant people it depends on.

Or he could have been a coward, lashing out at me for some online slight.

He was ultimately a coward, and he took no pleasure in his victims fighting back.

Nina Straight says her half-brother was “a physical coward but not scared of death.”

A coward by nature, he had been on the verge of a nervous breakdown before the trial, thinking of what might happen.

I have not in the world the name of a coward, and yet I am the greatest coward here.

A grand victory all right, if that coward of a sheriff hadn't got the Governor to send the militia to Homestead.

He was thought brave, for no man in the Ozarks dared to stand up against him in a fight, but at heart he was a coward.

I had forgotten for the moment that the cop was a coward; but Burke didn't waste a bit of time in bringing back my memory.


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On this page you'll find 44 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to coward, such as: wimp, alarmist, baby, chicken, craven, and cur.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.