Cowardly vs Discreditable - What's the difference?

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Cowardly is a related term of discreditable.


As adjectives the difference between cowardly and discreditable

is that cowardly is showing cowardice; lacking in courage; basely or weakly fearful while discreditable is able to be discredited.

As an adverb cowardly

is in the manner of a coward.

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.

    discreditable

    English

    Adjective

    (-)
  • Able to be discredited.
  • Low, mean, bringing discredit.