Meaning of cowardly

cow•ard•ly

Pronunciation: (kou'urd-lē), [key]
— adj.
  1. lacking courage; contemptibly timid.
  2. characteristic of or befitting a coward; despicably mean, covert, or unprincipled: a cowardly attack on a weak, defenseless man.
—adv.
  1. like a coward.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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