What does cowardice mean?

Definitions for cowardice
ˈkaʊ ər dɪscow·ardice

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. cowardice, cowardliness(noun)

    the trait of lacking courage

Wiktionary

  1. cowardice(Noun)

    Lack of courage.

    Etymology: cowardise, from cuardise (modern French: couardise).

Webster Dictionary

  1. Cowardice(noun)

    want of courage to face danger; extreme timidity; pusillanimity; base fear of danger or hurt; lack of spirit

    Etymology: [F. couardise, fr. couard. See Coward.]

Freebase

  1. Cowardice

    Cowardice is a trait wherein fear and excess self-concern override doing or saying what is right, good and of help to others or oneself in a time of need—it is the opposite of courage. As a label, "cowardice" indicates a failure of character in the face of a challenge. “Cowardice is impotence worse than violence. The coward desires revenge but being afraid to die, he looks to others, maybe to the government of the day, to do the work of defense for him. A coward is less than a man. He does not deserve to be a member of a society of men and women.” - Mahatma Gandhi Under many military codes of justice, cowardice in combat is a crime punishable by death. The term describes a character flaw which has been shunned and disdained within most, if not all cultures, whilst courage, typically viewed as a virtue, is admired and encouraged.

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. cowardice

    Are criminal by law, even in the crew of a merchant-ship. Such poltroonery is very rare.

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. cowardice

    See Appendix, Articles of War, 42.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of cowardice in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of cowardice in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of cowardice in a Sentence

  1. Silvio Carrillo:

    But that didn't make her abandon her fight. her murder is an act of cowardice that will only amplify Bertita's message to bring about change in Honduras and make this a better, more humane world.

  2. Jeremy Hunt:

    On the question of debates, he is being a coward, it is cowardice not to appear in head-to-head debates.

  3. Oscar Wilde:

    Conscience and cowardice are really the same thing. Conscience is the trade-name of the firm.

  4. EMEASOBA GEORGE:

    Cowardice (lack of courage) kills more dreams, visions and aspirations than anything else does. Or rather, it discourages and delays the actualization of dreams, visions and aspirations more than anything else does. Thus, you've got to be courageous. I mean, dare to live your dreams, visions or aspirations. ~Emeasoba George.

  5. EMEASOBA GEORGE:

    Every issue or matter has an option or rather you do have an option. Yes! you heard me right. You can choose either life or death, hard work or laziness, success or failure, riches or poverty, excellence or mediocrity, grace or disgrace, forgiveness or unforgivingness, righteousness or unrighteousness, covetousness or contentedness, morality or immorality, patience or impatience, fame or obscurity, peace or war, wisdom or foolishness, strength or weakness, knowledge or ignorance, understanding or misunderstanding, respect or disrespect, literacy or illiteracy, kindness or unkindness, unity or disunity, hopefulness or hopelessness, construction or destruction, salvation or damnation, encouragement or discouragement, greatness or commonness, fastness or dullness, hell or heaven, light or darkness, God or Satan, increase or decrease, appreciation or depreciation, gratitude or ingratitude, humility or pride, loyalty or disloyalty, gentleness or ungentleness, love or hatred, faithfulness or unfaithfulness, generosity or stinginess, fidelity or infidelity, honesty or dishonesty, courage or cowardice, happiness or unhappiness, compassion or cruelty, Godliness or ungodliness, justice or injustice. However, all of the above illustrations evidently shows that, you have the willpower to choose either the positive or the negative aspect of every issue or matter in life. As well, the world is in your oyster. That is to say, you are in a position to choose or enjoy a broad range of opportunities or options. But, I urge you as usual. Dare to choose the positive aspect of everything rather than the negative aspect of it. Even if/when you are in dilemma. ~Emeasoba George

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