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Wordnet 3.0

NOUN (2)

1. a person who shows fear or timidity;

2. English dramatist and actor and composer noted for his witty and sophisticated comedies (1899-1973);
[syn: Coward, Noel Coward, Sir Noel Pierce Coward]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Coward \Cow"ard\ (kou"?rd), a. [OF. couard, coard, coart, n. and adj., F. couard, fr. OF. coe, coue, tail, F. queue (fr. L. coda, a form of cauda tail) + -ard; orig., short-tailed, as an epithet of the hare, or perh., turning tail, like a scared dog. Cf. Cue, Queue, Caudal.] 1. (Her.) Borne in the escutcheon with his tail doubled between his legs; -- said of a lion. [1913 Webster] 2. Destitute of courage; timid; cowardly. [1913 Webster] Fie, coward woman, and soft-hearted wretch. --Shak. [1913 Webster] 3. Belonging to a coward; proceeding from, or expressive of, base fear or timidity. [1913 Webster] He raised the house with loud and coward cries. --Shak. [1913 Webster] Invading fears repel my coward joy. --Proir. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Coward \Cow"ard\, n. A person who lacks courage; a timid or pusillanimous person; a poltroon. [1913 Webster] A fool is nauseous, but a coward worse. --Dryden. Syn: Craven; poltroon; dastard. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Coward \Cow"ard\, v. t. To make timorous; to frighten. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] That which cowardeth a man's heart. --Foxe. [1913 Webster]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

33 Moby Thesaurus words for "coward": Milquetoast, Scaramouch, baby, big baby, caitiff, chicken, chicken liver, craven, dastard, fraid-cat, fraidy-cat, funk, funker, gutless, invertebrate, jellyfish, lily liver, lily-livered, milksop, mouse, poltroon, poltroonish, pusillanimous, quitter, recreant, scaredy-cat, sissy, spunkless, unmanly, weak sister, weakling, white feather, white liver




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