Word:

Cowardly

Cow´ard`ly
a.1.Wanting courage; basely or weakly timid or fearful; pusillanimous; spiritless.
The cowardly rascals that ran from the battle.
- Shak.
2.Proceeding from fear of danger or other consequences; befitting a coward; dastardly; base; as, cowardly malignity.
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
Synonyms: fearful
Antonyms:
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"
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