Synonyms of 'cowardly'
I was too cowardly to complain.
The voters may be ready to punish the politicians who devised a faint-hearted solidarity pact.
bureaucrats and spineless politicians
gutless (informal), , ,
He has proved himself to be a gutless coward.
You yellow dogs!
weak, , ,
a clash between a weak minister and a domineering civil servant
I had often been very fearful and isolated.
The craven attackers pounced on the boy and stabbed him before fleeing.
dastardly (old-fashioned), ,
He described the killing as a dastardly act.
timorous (literary), ,
He is a reclusive, timorous creature.
The authorities are too pusillanimous to deal with this situation.
chickenshit (US, slang), , , ,
sookie (New Zealand)
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in the sense of craven
cowardlyThe craven attackers pounced on the boy and stabbed him before fleeing.
in the sense of dastardly
mean and cowardlyHe described the killing as a dastardly act.
in the sense of fearful
afraid and full of fearI had often been very fearful and isolated.
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