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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 cow·ard·ly /-li/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Cow·ard·ly, adv. In the manner of a coward.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 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.
    The cowardly rashness of those who dare not look danger in the face.   --Burke.
 Syn: -- Timid; fearful; timorous; dastardly; pusillanimous; recreant; craven; faint-hearted; chicken-hearted; white-livered.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj : lacking courage; ignobly timid and faint-hearted; "cowardly
            dogs, ye will not aid me then"- P.B.Shelley [syn: fearful]
            [ant: brave]