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I would say that the war correspondent gets more drinks, more girls, better pay, and greater freedom than the soldier, but at this stage of the game, having the freedom to choose his spot and being allowed to be a coward and not be executed for it is his torture.
Robert Capa

Meaning of "coward" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD COWARD

From Old French cuard, from coue tail, from Latin cauda; perhaps suggestive of a frightened animal with its tail between its legs.
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PRONUNCIATION OF COWARD

coward  [ˈkaʊəd] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF COWARD

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Coward is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES COWARD MEAN IN ENGLISH?

coward

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. Under many military codes of justice, cowardice in combat is a crime punishable by death. As a retraction of a virtue that may be or have been required in many cultures, it is often considered to be a character flaw which may be variously stigmatized or punished.

Definition of coward in the English dictionary

The definition of coward in the dictionary is a person who shrinks from or avoids danger, pain, or difficulty.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH COWARD


atomic-powered
əˈtɒmɪk ˈpaʊəd
becoward
bɪˈkaʊəd
flowered
ˈflaʊəd
gasoline-powered
ˈɡæsəliːnˌpaʊəd
Howard
ˈhaʊəd
jet-powered
ˈdʒɛtˌpaʊəd
low-powered
ˌləʊˈpaʊəd
multitowered
ˌmʌltɪˈtaʊəd
nuclear-powered
ˌnjuːklɪəˈpaʊəd
solar-powered
ˈsəʊləˌpaʊəd
superpowered
ˈsuːpəˌpaʊəd
towered
ˈtaʊəd
underpowered
ˌʌndəˈpaʊəd
unscoured
ʌnˈskaʊəd
unshowered
ʌnˈʃaʊəd
unsoured
ʌnˈsaʊəd

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE COWARD

cow parsley
cow parsnip
cow pillow
cow pony
cow shark
cow tree
cow-spanker
cowage
cowal
cowan
cowardice
cowardliness
cowardly
cowardry
cowardship
cowbane
cowbell
cowberries
cowberry
cowbind

WORDS THAT END LIKE COWARD

afterward
award
awkward
backward
Castle Howard
downward
Edward
forward
froward
hayward
Henry Howard
inward
outward
reward
steward
straightforward
untoward
upward
ward
Woodward

Synonyms and antonyms of coward in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «COWARD»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «coward» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of coward

Translation of «coward» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF COWARD

Find out the translation of coward to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of coward from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «coward» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

胆小鬼
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

cobarde
570 millions of speakers

English

coward
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

कायर
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

جَبَان
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

трус
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

covarde
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

ভীরু
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

lâche
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Pengecut
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Feigling
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

臆病者
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

겁쟁이
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Pengecut
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

người nhút nhát
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

கோழை
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

भ्याडपणा
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

korkak
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

codardo
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

tchórz
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

боягуз
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

laș
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

δειλός
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

lafaard
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

fegis
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

feiging
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of coward

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «COWARD»

The term «coward» is quite widely used and occupies the 28.134 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «COWARD» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about coward

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10 QUOTES WITH «COWARD»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word coward.
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Rodney Alexander
To be called a coward, I don't think that's fair.
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Namie Amuro
I guess you could say I'm cautious, or a coward.
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John James Audubon
All trembling, I reached the Falls of Niagara, and oh, what a scene! My blood shudders still, although I am not a coward, at the grandeur of the Creator's power; and I gazed motionless on this new display of the irresistible force of one of His elements.
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Jose Bergamin
The man who gets drunk in peacetime is a coward. The man who gets drunk in wartime goes on being a coward.
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Kate Bosworth
You know what, I'm a big coward and I'm really afraid of live audiences.
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Pearl S. Buck
A dog barks when his master is attacked. I would be a coward if I saw that God's truth is attacked and yet would remain silent.
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Robert Capa
I would say that the war correspondent gets more drinks, more girls, better pay, and greater freedom than the soldier, but at this stage of the game, having the freedom to choose his spot and being allowed to be a coward and not be executed for it is his torture.
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Martin Van Creveld
If you are strong, and you are fighting the weak for any period of time, you are going to become weak yourself. If you behave like a coward, then you are going to become cowardly - it's only a question of time.
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Charles Duhigg
Since cowardice must occur at a time and place where an enemy either has already appeared or may yet turn up, servicemen in peacetime - and ordinary civilians - can breathe a sigh of relief. If you are yellow-bellied back home, you're not technically a coward.
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Umberto Eco
The real hero is always a hero by mistake; he dreams of being an honest coward like everybody else.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «COWARD»

Discover the use of coward in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to coward and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Noel Coward: A Biography of Noel Coward
Given unprecedented access to the private papers and correspondence of Coward family members, compatriots, and numerous lovers, Samuel Johnson Prize-winning biographer Philip Hoare has produced an illuminating and sophisticated biography of ...
Philip Hoare, 2013
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Yoga and Psychology: Language, Memory, and Mysticism
Explores the influence of yoga in the seminal Indian philosophy of Bhartrhari and in the Western psychology of Freud, Jung, and the transpersonalists, providing unique insights into the differences between Eastern and Western concepts of ...
Harold Coward, 2002
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The Stuart Age: England, 1603-1714
" "This is the introductory survey of seventeenth-century English history for which teachers in sixth form and tertiary education have been waiting for years." "" (John Morrill in "History")" "It can be recommended with confidence to ...
Barry Coward, 2003
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Coward The Playwright
" A phenomenon he certainly was, and it is part of John Lahr's purpose in this book to show how that phenomenon called "Noël Coward" was largely Coward's own careful creation.
John Lahr, 2014
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Hindu Ethics: Purity, Abortion, and Euthanasia
The chapters of this book offer case study explorations that are selected and presented to invite comparisons with the modern West.
Harold G. Coward, Julius Lipner, Katherine K. Young, 1989
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Private Lives
Coward's wit and precision as a modern dramatist is nowhere better exemplified than in this classic modern play from 1930.
Noël Coward, 2013
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The Coward's Guide to Conflict: Empowering Solutions for ...
Nobody likes conflict, but you can't avoid it.
Tim Ursiny, 2003
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The Letters of Noel Coward
Along with 191 rare photographs, these letters bring to life the people and events that shaped the twentieth century—and a remarkable man who made his own indelible mark at the heart of it. From the Trade Paperback edition.
Noel Coward, Barry Day, 2008
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The Essential Noël Coward Compendium: The Very Best of His ...
If you only buy one book on Noël Coward, or donot have time to wade through other more substantial works on his lifeand times, this book represents an excellent tasting menu for those whowant to sample the full flavour of Coward.
Noel Coward, Barry Day, 2009
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Noël Coward
Offers a look at the professional and personal life of the noted playwright.
Sheridan Morley, 2005

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «COWARD»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term coward is used in the context of the following news items.
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VIDEO: Adam Jones tragedy - Help find coward who killed my son
'The driver is a coward for running away instead of calling for help – he left him to die.' - The words of Adam Jones's heartbroken mother Mandy ... «expressandstar.com, Jul 15»
2
Bill Knight: The coward's way out of budget cuts
Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner is hiding behind his billions and trying to get lawmakers to take responsibility for drastic cuts that the first-term ... «Galesburg Register-Mail, Jul 15»
3
An evening of bliss in Coward comedy
With its wit, precision and sheer outrageousness, Noel Coward's Hay Fever is often seen as a quintessentially English comedy, and has been a ... «Bracknell News, Jul 15»
4
Coward handles Jamestown bats
Butler BlueSox pitcher Connor Coward flummoxed Jamestown Jammers lead-off hitter Dominique Jackson with a fastball for strike two in the ... «Butler Eagle, Jul 15»
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Big Brother 17 Updates "It's a Coward Move" 4:00 am BBT, Monday …
It's a coward move! Meg is now crying. Jeff says he is sorry he doesn't have much to say. Da' says that's your boy (points upstairs) before I'm ... «TVGrapevine.com, Jul 15»
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'His independence was taken that day by a coward' Family of late …
"Yet he was left fighting for his life, and his independence was taken that day by a coward." Raoul Moat. Darren added: "Since David lost his ... «Scottish Daily Record, Jul 15»
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A PARENTLY OBVIOUS: Kiddie ride coward
It occurred to me what a total coward I am on the Eagle Flight ride at Holiday World. Classified by the park as “mild” ride with a 36-inch height ... «Evansville Courier & Press, Jul 15»
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Bubba Watson Is An Idiot and A Coward
Professional golfer Bubba Watson took to Twitter yesterday to announce he was removing the Confederate flag from the roof of one of the ... «FOXSports.com, Jul 15»
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Expert: Breaking Up By 'Ghosting' And Vanishing Is 'Coward's Way …
“So it's the coward's way out.” Most people who spoke to CBS2 on the subject said ghosting may seem like the easy option, but the silent ... «CBS Local, Jul 15»
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Let's face it, the Government is a coward, so was the Opposition
(L) FISHER… my job is to conduct it when it is called. (R) ARSCOTT… declined to divulge reasons for the postponement. No one is fooled by ... «Jamaica Observer, Jul 15»

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