|a.||1.||Wanting courage; basely or weakly timid or fearful; pusillanimous; spiritless.|
|2.||Proceeding from fear of danger or other consequences; befitting a coward; dastardly; base; |
|adv.||1.||In the manner of a coward.|
|Adj.||1.||cowardly - lacking courage; ignobly timid and faint-hearted; "cowardly dogs, ye will not aid me then"- P.B.Shelley|
brave, courageous, fearless - possessing or displaying courage; able to face and deal with danger or fear without flinching; "Familiarity with danger makes a brave man braver but less daring"- Herman Melville; "a frank courageous heart...triumphed over pain"- William Wordsworth; "set a courageous example by leading them safely into and out of enemy-held territory"