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Meaning of COWARDICE

Pronunciation:  'kawurdis

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  the trait of lacking courage

COWARDICE is a 9 letter word that starts with C.


 Synonyms: cowardliness
 Antonyms: bravery, courage, courageousness
 See Also: cravenness, dastardliness, fearfulness, spirit



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Cow"ard*ice\ (-[i^]s), n. [F. couardise, fr. couard.
See {Coward}.]
Want of courage to face danger; extreme timidity;
pusillanimity; base fear of danger or hurt; lack of spirit.

      The cowardice of doing wrong.            --Milton.

      Moderation was despised as cowardice.    --Macaulay.

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