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.
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.
Able to be discredited.
Low, mean, bringing discredit.