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English definition of “coward”

coward

noun [C]  /ˈkɑʊ·ərd/ disapproving us  
person who is not brave, is easily frightened, or tries to avoid danger or difficulties: A coward is someone who sends you a nasty letter without signing it.
cowardly
adjective [not gradable]  /ˈkɑʊ·ərd·li/ us  
disapproving a cowardly act
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