Coward vs Cowardize - What's the difference?

coward | cowardize |


As a proper noun coward

is .

As a noun cowardize is

.

As a verb cowardize is

to render (someone or something) cowardly, to cause to become a coward.

coward

English

Noun

(en noun)
  • 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.

    Synonyms

    * chicken * See also

    Derived terms

    * cowardly * cowardice

    Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • Cowardly.
  • *, II.17:
  • *: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.
  • * Shakespeare
  • He raised the house with loud and coward cries.
  • * Prior
  • Invading fears repel my coward joy.
  • (heraldry, of a lion) Borne in the escutcheon with his tail doubled between his legs.
  • English words suffixed with -ard

    cowardize

    English

    Noun

    (-)
  • Verb

    (cowardiz)
  • To render (someone or something) cowardly, to cause to become a coward.