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synonyms for cowardice

  • faintheartedness
  • fear
  • fearfulness
  • funk
  • gutlessness
  • pusillanimity
  • cold feet
  • mousiness
  • wimpiness
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How to use cowardice in a sentence

They chose cowardice — and their behavior since Friday shows that they know it.
SENATE REPUBLICANS KNOW THEY CHOSE COWARDICE IN KILLING A JAN. 6 INVESTIGATION. THEY JUST PROVED IT.JAMES DOWNIEMAY 31, 2021WASHINGTON POST
For years, I turned over the details of my assault again and again in my mind, recollecting the faces of bystanders, explaining the crowd’s inaction in a layman’s version of the bystander effect — as collective impotence, collective cowardice.
MY VIOLENT ASSAULT, THE BYSTANDERS WHO DID NOTHING, AND WHAT IT MEANS TO BEAR WITNESSKIM LEAPRIL 2, 2021VOX
The success is examining that which can only be embraced in an acknowledgment of a culture of cowardice and a kind of toxic racism, a self-celebration and entitlement.
SEAN PENN: WELL BEYOND HOLLYWOODEUGENE ROBINSONAPRIL 1, 2021OZY
It is just one story of many of those whose lives were endangered at the Capitol by the lies, threats, and violence fanned by the cowardice of people who chose personal gain above democracy.
IN ATTACKING OCASIO-CORTEZ, TUCKER CARLSON MAXES OUT ON HYPOCRISYERIK WEMPLEFEBRUARY 4, 2021WASHINGTON POST
The cowardice of Rob Portman has done more damage to the Republican Party — and the republic — than the craziness of Marjorie Taylor Greene.
ROB PORTMAN HAS DONE MORE DAMAGE TO AMERICA THAN MARJORIE TAYLOR GREENEMAX BOOTFEBRUARY 1, 2021WASHINGTON POST
In other words, it was evolution rather than cowardice that made me hold back energy for a sprint.
THE PHYSIOLOGY OF THE FINISHING KICKALEX HUTCHINSONJANUARY 26, 2021OUTSIDE ONLINE
What is surprising is that New England coach Bill Belichick — widely considered the best coach of his generation, and perhaps the best ever — leads the way in playoff cowardice.
SOME COACHES SHY AWAY FROM RISK IN THE PLAYOFFS. NOT ANDY REID.JOSH HERMSMEYERJANUARY 22, 2021FIVETHIRTYEIGHT
Admiral Byng was afterwards shot in England, on an unjust charge of cowardice in this affair.
THE EVERY DAY BOOK OF HISTORY AND CHRONOLOGYJOEL MUNSELL
Death, to do him justice, he had met with none of the cowardice he had vaunted, and consistently with his arid cynical soul.
ANCESTORSGERTRUDE ATHERTON
All that a man could offer, who did not wish to be suspected of rank cowardice, he offered without reservation.
BLACKWOOD'S EDINBURGH MAGAZINE, NO. CCCXXXIX. JANUARY, 1844. VOL. LV.VARIOUS
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