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136. Cowardice (See also Boastfulness, Timidity.)

  1. Acres, Bob a swaggerer lacking in courage. [Br. Lit.: The Rivals ]
  2. Bobadill, Captain vainglorious braggart, vaunts achievements while rationalizing faintheartedness. [Br. Lit.: Every Man in His Humour ]
  3. chicken slang insult used toward the timid. [Western Folklore: Jobes, 322]
  4. Conachar pathetically lacks courage. [Br. Lit.: The Fair Maid of Perth ]
  5. Coup de Jarnac to hit a man while he is down. [Fr. Folklore: Espy, 62]
  6. Cowardly Lion king of the forest has yellow streak up back. [Am. Lit.: The Wonderful Wizard of Oz ]
  7. Duke of Plaza-Toro always leads the retreat and is the first to hide from the enemy. [Br. Opera: Gilbert and Sullivan The Gondoliers ]
  8. Falstaff, Sir John the better part of valor is discretion. [Br. Lit.: I Henry IV ]
  9. Fleming, Henry young recruit, in his first battle, runs away in terror. [Am. Lit.: Stephen Crane The Red Badge of Courage ]
  10. Indiana Volunteers during Mexican war, ran when action began. [Am. Hist.: Espy, 183]
  11. Martano poltroon claiming credit for anothers feat. [Ital. Lit.: Orlando Furioso ]
  12. Panurge rogue who in several adventures proves to be a great coward. [Fr. Lit.: Rabelais Gargantua and Pantagruel ]
  13. Panza, Sancho always removes himself a safe distance from his masters combats. [Span. Lit.: Cervantes Don Quixote ]
  14. Police, the homeloving and fearful of death, reluctant to combat the pirate band. [Br. Opera: Gilbert and Sullivan The Pirates of Penzance ]
  15. Rogues March played in British Army to expel dishonored soldier. [Br. Music: Scholes, 885]
  16. Roister Doister, Ralph foolish suitor repulsed by widow with household utensil. [Br. Lit.: Ralph Roister Doister ]
  17. Scaramouche stock character in commedia dellarte; boastful poltroon. [Ital. Drama: Brewer Dictionary, 967]
  18. yellow color symbolizing cowardice. [Western Culture: Misc.]

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Cowardice

102. Cowardice

See also 41. BEHAVIOR ; 156. FEAR

invertebracy
the state or quality of being without a backbone, hence, metaphorically, spinelessness; lack of strength of character.
poltroonery
cowardice; cowardly behavior. poltroon , n. poltroonish , adj.
pusillanimity
a cowardly, irresolute, or fainthearted condition. pusillanimous , adj.
recreancy
cowardice, treason, or disloyalty. recreant , n., adj.

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cow·ard·ice / ˈkou-ərdəs/ • n. lack of bravery.

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Cowardice

of curs-Bk. of St. Albans, 1486.

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