Brutal is a related term of cowardly.
As adjectives the difference between brutal and cowardly
is that brutal
)savagely violent, vicious, ruthless, or cruel while cowardly
is showing cowardice; lacking in courage; basely or weakly fearful.
As an adverb cowardly is
in the manner of a coward.
(senseid)Savagely violent, vicious, ruthless, or cruel
Crude or unfeeling in manner or speech.
Disagreeably precise or penetrating
(music, figuratively) In extreme metal, to describe the speed of the music and the density of riffs.
In the manner of a coward.
* , Folio Society, 2006, vol.1, p.48:
- I love to follow them, but not so cowardly , as my life remaine thereby in subjection.
Showing cowardice; lacking in courage; basely or weakly fearful.
- The cowardly rascals that ran from the battle.
- The cowardly rashness of those who dare not look danger in the face.