A person who lacks courage.
* 1856 : (Gustave Flaubert), (Madame Bovary), Part II Chapter IV, translated by Eleanor Marx-Aveling
- He tortured himself to find out how he could make his declaration to her, and always halting between the fear of displeasing her and the shame of being such a coward , he wept with discouragement and desire. Then he took energetic resolutions, wrote letters that he tore up, put it off to times that he again deferred.
* See also
*:It is a coward and servile humour, for a man to disguise and hide himselfe under a maske, and not dare to shew himselfe as he is.
- He raised the house with loud and coward cries.
(heraldry, of a lion) Borne in the escutcheon with his tail doubled between his legs.
English words suffixed with -ard
- Invading fears repel my coward joy.
Not English Nebenbedeutung has no English definition. It may be misspelled.