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coward

noun [C] uk   /ˈkaʊ.əd/ us    /ˈkaʊ.ɚd/ disapproving
B2 a person who is not brave and is too eager to avoid danger, difficulty, or pain: They branded her a coward for informing on her colleagues during the interrogation.Heroes and cowards
cowardly
adjective uk   /-li/ us  
B2 This was a particularly brutal and cowardly attack. They are guilty of a cowardly failure to address the problem.Cowardly
cowardice
noun [U] uk   /-ə.dɪs/ us    /-ɚ.dɪs/
You can accuse me of cowardice, but I still wouldn't fight in a war.Cowardly
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