Cowardice

(Roget's Thesaurus)
-->Excess of fear.
<- N
PARAG:Cowardice->N
GRP: \\ N \\ 1
Sgm: \\ N \\ 1 \\ cowardice
cowardice
pusillanimity
Sgm: \\ N \\ 1 \\ cowardliness
cowardliness
&c.->Adj.
Sgm: \\ N \\ 1 \\ timidity
timidity
effeminacy
GRP: \\ N \\ 2
Sgm: \\ N \\ 2 \\ poltroonery
poltroonery
baseness
Sgm: \\ N \\ 2 \\ dastardness
dastardness
dastardy
Sgm: \\ N \\ 2 \\ abject fear
abject fear
funk
Sgm: \\ N \\ 2 \\ Dutch courage
Dutch courage
Sgm: \\ N \\ 2 \\ fear
fear
&c. 860
Sgm: \\ N \\ 2 \\ white feather
white feather
faint heart
Sgm: \\ N \\ 2 \\ cold feet
cold feet
???>*
=>(U.S.)
yellow streak
???>*
GRP: \\ N \\ 3
Sgm: \\ N \\ 3 \\ coward
coward
poltroon
dastard
sneak
recreant
Sgm: \\ N \\ 3 \\ shy cock
shy cock
dunghill cock
Sgm: \\ N \\ 3 \\ coistril
coistril
milksop
white liver
lilly liver
nidget
one that cannot say
=> bo
bo
to a goose
Sgm: \\ N \\ 3 \\ slink
slink
Sgm: \\ N \\ 3 \\ Bob Acres
Bob Acres
Jerry Sneak
GRP: \\ N \\ 4
Sgm: \\ N \\ 4 \\ alarmist
alarmist
???>:
terrorist
pessimist
Sgm: \\ N \\ 4 \\ runagate
runagate
&c.(fugitive) 623
PARAG:Cowardice->V
GRP: \\ V \\ 1
Sgm: \\ V \\ 1 \\ quail
quail
&c.(fear) 860
Sgm: \\ V \\ 1 \\ be cowardly
be cowardly
&c.->Adj.
be a coward
&c.->N.
Sgm: \\ V \\ 1 \\ funk
funk
Sgm: \\ V \\ 1 \\ cower
cower
skulk
sneak
Sgm: \\ V \\ 1 \\ flinch
flinch
shy
fight shy
slink
turn tail
Sgm: \\ V \\ 1 \\ run away
run away
&c.(avoid) 623
Sgm: \\ V \\ 1 \\ show
show
the white feather
PARAG:Cowardice->Adj
GRP: \\ Adj \\ 1
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 1 \\ coward
coward
cowardly
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 1 \\ fearful
fearful
shy
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 1 \\ timid
timid
timorous
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 1 \\ skittish
skittish
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 1 \\ poor-spirited
poor-spirited
spiritless
soft
effeminate
GRP: \\ Adj \\ 2
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 2 \\ weak-minded
weak-minded
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 2 \\ infirm of purpose
infirm of purpose
&c. 605
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 2 \\ weak-hearted
weak-hearted
fainthearted
chicken-hearted
hen-hearted
lily-hearted
pigeon-hearted
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 2 \\ white-livered
white-livered
lily-livered
milk-livered
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 2 \\ milksop
milksop
smock-faced
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 2 \\ unable to say
unable to say
=> bo
bo
to a goose
GRP: \\ Adj \\ 3
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 3 \\ dastard
dastard
dastardly
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 3 \\ base
base
craven
sneaking
dunghill
recreant
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 3 \\ unwarlike
unwarlike
unsoldier-like
=> in face a lion but in heart a deer.
GRP: \\ Adj \\ 4
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 4 \\ in face a lion but in heart a deer.
in face a lion but in heart a deer.
unmanned
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 4 \\ frightened
frightened
&c. 860
PARAG:Cowardice->Int
GRP: \\ Int \\ 1
Sgm: \\ Int \\ 1 \\ sauve qui peut
sauve qui peut
=>!
devil take the hindmost
=>!

English dictionary for students. 2013.

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