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.
(obscure) Of a piece of writing: forceful, powerful.
Easily agitated or alarmed; on edge or edgy.
Apprehensive, anxious, hesitant, worried.
Relating to or affecting the nerves.
- the central nervous system
* See also
* calm, relaxed
* nervous breakdown
* nervous energy
* autonomic nervous system
* central nervous system
* enteric nervous system
* parasympathetic nervous system
* peripheral nervous system
* sympathetic nervous system
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.