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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   us   /-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   /-ə.dɪs/  us   /-ɚ.dɪs/
You can accuse me of cowardice, but I still wouldn't fight in a war.
Translations of “coward”
in Arabic جَبان…
in Korean 겁쟁이…
in Malaysian penakut…
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 Vietnamese người nhát gan…
in Spanish cobarde, miedica, cagado…
in Portuguese covarde…
in Thai คนขี้ขลาด…
in German der Feigling…
in Catalan covard, -a…
in Japanese おく病者…
in Indonesian pengecut…
in Chinese (Simplified) 胆小鬼,懦夫…
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