cow·ard·ice /ˈkaʊ(ə)rdəs, ||(ˌ)daɪs/
Cow·ard·ice n. Want of courage to face danger; extreme timidity; pusillanimity; base fear of danger or hurt; lack of spirit.
The cowardice of doing wrong. --Milton.
Moderation was despised as cowardice. --Macaulay.
n : the trait of lacking courage [syn: cowardliness] [ant: courage]