Definition of cowardly adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

     

    cowardly

     adjective
    adjective
    BrE BrE//ˈkaʊədli//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈkaʊərdli//
     
     
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  1. 1(disapproving) not brave; not having the courage to do things that other people do not think are especially difficult the actions of a weak and cowardly man
  2. 2(of an action) carried out against a person who is unable to fight back a cowardly attack on a defenceless man
  3. opposite brave