Meekness vs Cowardly - What's the difference?

meekness | cowardly |


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.

meekness

English

Noun

(es)
  • the quality of being meek
  • cowardly

    English

    Adverb

    (en adverb)
  • 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.

    Adjective

    (en-adj)
  • Showing cowardice; lacking in courage; basely or weakly fearful.
  • * Shakespeare
  • The cowardly rascals that ran from the battle.
  • * Burke
  • The cowardly rashness of those who dare not look danger in the face.