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synonyms for coward

  • wimp
  • alarmist
  • baby
  • caitiff
  • chicken
  • craven
  • cur
  • dastard
  • deserter
  • funk
  • invertebrate
  • jellyfish
  • malingerer
  • mouse
  • pessimist
  • poltroon
  • quitter
  • rabbit
  • recreant
  • shirker
  • skulker
  • sneak
  • weakling
  • yellow
  • chicken heart
  • chicken liver
  • faint-of-heart
  • faintheart
  • fraidy-cat
  • gutless
  • lily liver
  • scaredy cat
  • shirk
  • white liver
  • yellow belly
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antonyms for coward

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  • aggressor
  • hero
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How to use coward in a sentence

Human progress has never been fostered by the cowards who have let fear rule their lives.
AMERICA NEEDED A SPACE RACE HERO. JOHN GLENN WAS THE OBVIOUS CHOICE.DOUGLAS BRINKLEYMAY 28, 2021WASHINGTON POST
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.
THE GHOST OF NOËL COWARD IS NOWHERE TO BE FOUND IN THE DULL BLITHE SPIRITSTEPHANIE ZACHAREKFEBRUARY 19, 2021TIME
She called Hogg, then 18 years old, “a coward” for not responding to her.
HOW REP. MARJORIE TAYLOR GREENE, PROMOTER OF QANON’S BASELESS THEORIES, ROSE WITH SUPPORT FROM KEY REPUBLICANSMICHAEL KRANISH, REIS THEBAULT, STEPHANIE MCCRUMMENJANUARY 30, 2021WASHINGTON POST
Browns wide receiver Jarvis Landry called Ravens cornerback Marcus Peters a coward Thursday following an alleged act of spitting by the Baltimore player during the Ravens’ 47-42 win over Cleveland on Monday night.
BROWNS’ JARVIS LANDRY CALLS RAVENS’ MARCUS PETERS A ‘COWARD’ FOR ALLEGED SPITTING INCIDENTDES BIELERDECEMBER 18, 2020WASHINGTON POST
A coward by nature, he had been on the verge of a nervous breakdown before the trial, thinking of what might happen.
THE HOMESTEADEROSCAR MICHEAUX
I have not in the world the name of a coward, and yet I am the greatest coward here.
THE HISTORY OF ENGLAND FROM THE ACCESSION OF JAMES II.THOMAS BABINGTON MACAULAY
A grand victory all right, if that coward of a sheriff hadn't got the Governor to send the militia to Homestead.
PRISON MEMOIRS OF AN ANARCHISTALEXANDER BERKMAN
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.
THE COURIER OF THE OZARKSBYRON A. DUNN
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.
HOODED DETECTIVE, VOLUME III NO. 2, JANUARY, 1942VARIOUS
I did not, indeed, see the last deed actually done, else would I have cut down the coward who did it.
HUNTED AND HARRIEDR.M. BALLANTYNE
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WORDS RELATED TO COWARD

  • coward
  • craven
  • dastard
  • funk
  • poltroon
  • quitter
  • recreant
  • scaredy cat
  • yellow belly
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