As a noun meekness
is the quality of being meek.
As an adverb cowardly is
in the manner of a coward.
As an adjective cowardly is
showing cowardice; lacking in courage; basely or weakly fearful.
the quality of being meek
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.