Cowardly

Definition of Cowardly

Cow´ard`ly
a.1.Wanting courage; basely or weakly timid or fearful; pusillanimous; spiritless.
The cowardly rascals that ran from the battle.
- Shak.
2.Proceeding from fear of danger or other consequences; befitting a coward; dastardly; base; as, cowardly malignity.
The cowardly rashness of those who dare not look danger in the face.
- Burke.
adv.1.In the manner of a coward.

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