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cowardnoun [C]

uk   /ˈkaʊ.əd/  us   /ˈkaʊ.ɚd/ disapproving
cowardly
adjective uk   /ˈkaʊ.əd.li/  us   /ˈkaʊ.ɚd.li/
B2 This was a particularly brutal and cowardly attack. They are guilty of a cowardly failure to address the problem.
cowardice
noun [U] uk   /ˈkaʊ.ə.dɪs/  us   /ˈkaʊ.ɚ.dɪs/
You can accuse me of cowardice, but I still wouldn't fight in a war.
(Definition of coward from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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cowardnoun [C]

 us   /ˈkɑʊ·ərd/ disapproving
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]  us   /ˈkɑʊ·ərd·li/
disapproving a cowardly act
(Definition of coward from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “coward”
in Korean 겁쟁이…
in Arabic جَبان…
in Malaysian penakut…
in French poltron/-onne…
in Russian трус…
in Chinese (Traditional) 膽小鬼,懦夫…
in Italian codardo, -a, vigliacco…
in Turkish korkak, tabansız, ödlek…
in Polish tchórz…
in Spanish cobarde, miedica, cagado…
in Vietnamese người nhát gan…
in Portuguese covarde…
in Thai คนขี้ขลาด…
in German der Feigling…
in Catalan covard, -a…
in Japanese おく病者…
in Chinese (Simplified) 胆小鬼,懦夫…
in Indonesian pengecut…
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