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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.
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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.
cowardice
noun [U] uk   /-ə.dɪs/ us    /-ɚ.dɪs/
You can accuse me of cowardice, but I still wouldn't fight in a war.
Translations of “coward”
in Korean 겁쟁이…
in Arabic جَبان…
in French poltron/-onne…
in Turkish korkak, tabansız, ödlek…
in Italian codardo, -a, vigliacco…
in Chinese (Traditional) 膽小鬼,懦夫…
in Russian трус…
in Polish tchórz…
in Spanish cobarde, miedica, cagado…
in Portuguese covarde…
in German der Feigling…
in Catalan covard, -a…
in Japanese おく病者…
in Chinese (Simplified) 胆小鬼,懦夫…
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