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Meaning of "cowardliness" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF COWARDLINESS

cowardliness  [ˈkaʊədlɪnəs] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF COWARDLINESS

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Cowardliness 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 COWARDLINESS MEAN IN ENGLISH?

cowardliness

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 cowardliness in the English dictionary

The definition of cowardliness in the dictionary is lack of courage.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH COWARDLINESS


beggarliness
ˈbeɡəlɪnəs
brotherliness
ˈbrʌðəlɪnəs
cleanliness
ˈklɛnlɪnəs
comradeliness
ˈkɒmrədlɪnəs
courtliness
ˈkɔːtlɪnəs
earliness
ˈɜːlɪnəs
earthliness
ˈɜːθlɪnəs
goodliness
ˈɡʊdlɪnəs
knightliness
ˈnaɪtlɪnəs
likeliness
ˈlaɪklɪnəs
loathliness
ˈləʊðlɪnəs
loneliness
ˈləʊnlɪnəs
neighborliness
ˈneɪbəlɪnəs
porcelainous
ˈpɔːsəlɪnəs
towardliness
ˈtəʊədlɪnəs
uncleanliness
ʌnˈklenlɪnəs
unkindliness
ʌnˈkaɪndlɪnəs
unloveliness
ʌnˈlʌvlɪnəs
unmanliness
ʌnˈmænlɪnəs
unworldliness
ʌnˈwɜːldlɪnəs

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE COWARDLINESS

cow pillow
cow pony
cow shark
cow tree
cow-spanker
cowage
cowal
cowan
coward
cowardice
cowardly
cowardry
cowardship
cowbane
cowbell
cowberries
cowberry
cowbind
cowbird
cowboy

WORDS THAT END LIKE COWARDLINESS

agribusiness
big business
bulkiness
business
cleanliness is next to godliness
comeliness
dizziness
do the business
e-business
emptiness
family business
fitness
friendliness
happiness
holiness
laziness
loveliness
readiness
show business
timeliness
trustworthiness

Synonyms and antonyms of cowardliness in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «cowardliness» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF COWARDLINESS

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

Translator English - Chinese

懦弱
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

cobardía
570 millions of speakers

English

cowardliness
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

कायरता
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

الجبن
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

трусость
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

covardia
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

ভীরুতা
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

lâcheté
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Kebimbangan
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Feigheit
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

臆病
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

cowardliness
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Cowardliness
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

hèn
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

cowardliness
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

भ्याडपणा
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

korkaklığına
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

codardia
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

tchórzostwo
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

боягузтво
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

lașitatea
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

δειλίας
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

cowardliness
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

feghet
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

feig
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of cowardliness

TRENDS

TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «COWARDLINESS»

The term «cowardliness» is normally little used and occupies the 129.201 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «COWARDLINESS» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «cowardliness» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «cowardliness» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

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

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «COWARDLINESS»

Discover the use of cowardliness in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to cowardliness and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
Eighteen Upbuilding Discourses
God did not give us a spirit of cowardliness but a spirit of power and of love and of self-control. (2 Timothy 1:7) Kierkegaard places these words of Paul at the head of his discourse "Against Cowardliness," the third of his Four Upbuilding ...
Søren Kierkegaard, Robert L. Perkins, 2003
2
Eighteen Upbuilding Discourses
But in the first place, cowardliness keeps a person from acknowledging what is the good, the truly great and noble, which ought to be the goal of his striving and his diligence early and late. If cowardliness had to reveal itself at this point as the  ...
Søren Kierkegaard, Howard Vincent Hong, Edna Hatlestad Hong, 1992
3
The Least of These: Selected Readings in Christian History
32 Therefore the fainthearted are virtuous: and consequently cowardliness is not a sin. Objection 3: Further, “Pride is the beginning of all sin.”33 But cowardliness does not proceed from pride, since the proud man sets himself above what he is  ...
Eric R. Severson, 2007
4
Kierkegaard's Romantic Legacy: Two Theories of the Self
When we are oriented toward the world, we live by the values of the world, and so indulge in pride and cowardliness. Kierkegaard regards pride and cowardliness as the same thing, in that we are lost to the world of temporality. In pride we can ...
Anoop Gupta, 2005
5
When Will Jesus Come?
He even quoted the prophecy that foretold their cowardliness: “Smite the shepherd, and the sheep shall be scattered” (Zechariah 13:7; Matthew 26:31)—a prophecy which none of them understood even when He pointed it out to them. Peter ...
Hunt, Dave
6
Wisdom from the Ancient of Days
Cowardliness. See Bravery and Cowardliness Cruelty See Kindness and Cruelty Deception See Honesty and Deception 22 Wisdom from the Ancient of Days Courts, Lawsuits, and Trials.
John Long, 2003
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Ancient Narrative Volume 8
The imagery clusters around the pole cowardliness/bravery. What is the courageous action? The opposite of what it is for Dionysius. Though in Chariton's episode the imagery is not markedly military, Dionysius' noble character shows itself in ...
Gareth Schmeling, Stephen Harrison, Heinz Hofmann, Massimo Fusillo, Ruurd Nauta, Stelios Panayotakis, Costas Panayotakis (eds.)
8
Kierkegaard Revisited: Proceedings from the Conference ...
As the author of »Against Cowardliness« points out, cowardliness, which, insofar as philosophy removes us from the exhortations, it claims us, is philosophy - cowardliness always wants to deal with the important, whereas the one who is ...
Niels Jørgen Cappelørn, Jon Bartley Stewart, 1997
9
Why Kierkegaard Matters: A Festschrift in Honor of Robert L. ...
The discourse is aimed at highlighting the cowardly ways through which we avoid the good—“cowardliness prevents a person from doing the good” (EUD 363) and “cowardliness prevents a person from acknowledging the good that he does ...
Marc Alan Jolley, Edmon L. Rowell, 2010
10
Gargoyles
He had felt this cowardliness and was continually trying to distort it into more self- ennobling emotions. This was what made him so excited a champion of domestic felicity, marital fidelity and kindred ideas. He was able to convert himself into a ...
Ben Hecht, 2012

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «COWARDLINESS»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term cowardliness is used in the context of the following news items.
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Pastor makes public cry to fellow clergy
Sadly, many pastors are exchanging truth for passivity, boldness for cowardliness, and conviction for comfort…they are not aflame with ... «Rockford Advocate, Jul 15»
2
An Open Letter to Pastors - Stand or Fall
Sadly, many pastors are exchanging truth for passivity, boldness for cowardliness, and conviction for comfort…they are not aflame with ... «Christian Post, Jul 15»
3
Are Christians Confusing God's Mercy With His Approval?
Many are exchanging truth for tolerance, boldness for balance, and conviction for cowardliness. We don't want to offend; we might lose our ... «Charisma News, Jul 15»
4
Letter: Re: Reflections on the Charleston Church Massacre
After reading a June 20 opinion column (“Reflections on the Charleston Church Massacre,” June 20) I was struck by the utter cowardliness of ... «Rockdale News, Jul 15»
5
Farmer Beaten to Death by Palestinian Illegals Identified
It it rather the INACTION, cowardliness of the top Israeli leadership that is responsible for all these cruel, unnecessary death of our citizens. «Arutz Sheva, Jun 15»
6
KPK fights law revision
“This cowardliness must stop [...] How else to explain that, throughout the 13 years since the KPK Law was passed, all [KPK] leaders have been ... «Jakarta Post, Jun 15»
7
Truths, Not Opinions
Self-inflected cowardliness will open the abyss of grave immorality. True Americans must refuse the ruling to normalize Sodom and Gomorrah in America, and ... «The Stokes News, Jun 15»
8
The Coward's Guide to History
... that Americans were using “massive air strikes... to conceal... the fear, cowardliness, and the absence of combat spirit among US soldiers. «Foreign Affairs, Jun 15»
9
Letters to the editor: June 20
I am very sorry about the senseless, violent act of cowardliness that was thrust upon the Charleston, South Carolina, community in the killings of ... «Journal and Courier, Jun 15»
10
Darwin driver pleads guilty to hit-and-run death of Jack Sultan-Page
"His cowardliness in not stopping leaves a feeling of disgust," Mr Maley said. "Even though he was not physically the cause of the accident ... he ... «ABC Online, Jun 15»

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