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synonyms for cowardly

  • dastardly
  • afraid
  • anxious
  • apprehensive
  • backward
  • base
  • caitiff
  • chicken-hearted
  • cowering
  • cowhearted
  • craven
  • diffident
  • dismayed
  • fainthearted
  • frightened
  • gutless
  • having the willies
  • jittery
  • lacking courage
  • lily-livered
  • nervous
  • no guts
  • panicky
  • paper tiger
  • pigeonhearted
  • pusillanimous
  • recreant
  • retiring
  • running scared
  • scared
  • shrinking
  • shy
  • soft
  • spineless
  • timid
  • timorous
  • weak
  • weak-kneed
  • worthless
  • yellow
  • yellow-bellied
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antonyms for cowardly

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  • bold
  • brave
  • courageous
  • daring
  • dauntless
  • unafraid
  • undaunted
  • unfearful
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McCarthy’s counterpart in the Senate has been only slightly less cowardly.
THE CLOWN SHOW WILL CONTINUE UNTIL KEVIN MCCARTHY CRACKS HIS WHIPDANA MILBANKJULY 2, 2021WASHINGTON POST
Even without a conviction the trial is a warning to anyone occupying high office in the future acts of high crimes and misdemeanors will not be glossed over because some are too cowardly to act.
IMPEACHMENT TRIAL WORTH HOLDING FOR HISTORYPETER ROSENSTEINFEBRUARY 18, 2021WASHINGTON BLADE
Kayleigh McEnany’s cowardly exitPolitico’s revolt over Ben Shapiro guest-hosting Playbook went too far
‘IT’S A SHOT AT MY REPUTATION’: LAUREN WOLFE REACTS TO NYT’S STATEMENT ABOUT HER DISMISSALERIK WEMPLEJANUARY 26, 2021WASHINGTON POST
A question I’ve been asking is whether these Republicans in Congress really believe what they’re saying, or whether they’re too cowardly or self-interested to do what’s right because they fear the political consequences.
THE GOP’S EXISTENTIAL CRISIS, EXPLAINED BY A FORMER REPUBLICAN CONGRESS MEMBERSEAN ILLINGJANUARY 15, 2021VOX
In Ghost of Tsushima, these tactics are considered cowardly, spineless, and dishonorable.
IN GHOST OF TSUSHIMA, HONOR IS YOUR GREATEST FOEPATRICK LUCAS AUSTINJULY 14, 2020TIME
If it were not for the cowardly fear of being thought timid, there would be more care used in such matters.
GLANCES AT EUROPEHORACE GREELEY
But when he saw there were but two of them he mentally cursed the four escorts who had so cowardly left him to his fate.
THE COURIER OF THE OZARKSBYRON A. DUNN
Isn't this free-booting spirit, now, better than leading a cowardly life of musty regularity?
THE BATTLE OF HEXHAM;GEORGE COLMAN
None would have believed that the cowardly monster Fear was for ever feasting upon his heart.
ELSTER'S FOLLYMRS. HENRY WOOD
But, there is a beardless youth, follow'd by a cowardly serving man, who presses hard to see you.
THE BATTLE OF HEXHAM;GEORGE COLMAN
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