Cowardly vs Spineless - What's the difference?

cowardly | spineless |


As adjectives the difference between cowardly and spineless

is that cowardly is showing cowardice; lacking in courage; basely or weakly fearful while spineless is having no spine.

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.

    spineless

    English

    Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • Having no spine
  • uncourageous
  • Derived terms

    * spinelessness

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