cowardice cowardice  /ˈkaʊ ər dəs/

Definition(s):

  • (n) the trait of lacking courage

Usage(s):

  1. That cowardice was confirmed by the shameful Munich Agre ement, by which France and Britain betrayed their alliance with Czechoslovakia and abandoned it like a dead weight.
  2. Grassley deserved to be ignored after the cowardice you pointed out a while back, Joe, when he refused to speak honestly to his Fox-addled, death-panel-fearing constituent.
  3. When witnesses agreed, Perkins and Rudolph were charged with cowardice.

News

  • WWII 'Deserters': Stories Of Men Who Left The Front Lines

    In his new book, journalist Charles Glass explores the little-known history of thousands of American and British soldiers who deserted during World War II. Glass describes how the strain of war can push a soldier to the breaking point — and how the line between courage and cowardice is never simple.
    on June 17, 2013     Source: NPR

Quotes

  1. "It was a terrible tragedy, no doubt an act of extreme cowardice," Karzai said.
    on Sep 28, 2007 By: Hamid Karzai Source: USA Today

  2. "I'd tell them to turn in their hate card and find their better self," Penn said. "I think that these are largely taught limitations and ignorances, this kind of thing. It's really sad in a way, because it's a demonstration of such cowardice,...
    on Feb 22, 2009 By: Sean Penn Source: FOXNews

  3. "Such barbaric acts targeting innocent men, women and children only highlight the desperation and cowardice of those responsible," Singh said in an e-mailed statement. "We will take all possible steps to maintain peace and bring the...
    on Oct 30, 2008 By: Manmohan Singh Source: Bloomberg

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