Nervous vs Cowardly - What's the difference?

nervous | cowardly |


As adjectives the difference between nervous and cowardly

is that nervous is (obscure) of a piece of writing: forceful, powerful while cowardly is showing cowardice; lacking in courage; basely or weakly fearful.

As an adverb cowardly is

in the manner of a coward.

nervous

Adjective

(en adjective)
  • (obscure) Of a piece of writing: forceful, powerful.
  • * '>citation
  • Easily agitated or alarmed; on edge or edgy.
  • Apprehensive, anxious, hesitant, worried.
  • Relating to or affecting the nerves.
  • the central nervous system

    Synonyms

    * See also

    Antonyms

    * calm, relaxed

    Derived terms

    * nervously * nervousness * nervous breakdown * nervous energy * autonomic nervous system * central nervous system * enteric nervous system * parasympathetic nervous system * peripheral nervous system * sympathetic nervous system

    References

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    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.