Wimp vs Coward - What's the difference?

wimp | coward |


As nouns the difference between wimp and coward

is that wimp is someone who lacks confidence, is irresolute and wishy-washy while coward is a person who lacks courage.

As a verb wimp

is to behave submissively, inde.

As an adjective coward is

cowardly.

As a proper noun Coward is

{{surname}.

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?

wimp

English

Noun

(en noun)
  • (pejorative, slang) someone who lacks confidence, is irresolute and wishy-washy
  • Derived terms

    * wimpy * wimp out

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • To behave submissively, inde.
  • *
  • To render wimpy.
  • *
  • ----

    coward

    English

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • A person who lacks courage.
  • * 1856 : (Gustave Flaubert), (Madame Bovary), Part II Chapter IV, translated by Eleanor Marx-Aveling
  • He tortured himself to find out how he could make his declaration to her, and always halting between the fear of displeasing her and the shame of being such a coward , he wept with discouragement and desire. Then he took energetic resolutions, wrote letters that he tore up, put it off to times that he again deferred.

    Synonyms

    * chicken * See also

    Derived terms

    * cowardly * cowardice

    Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • Cowardly.
  • *, II.17:
  • *:It is a coward and servile humour, for a man to disguise and hide himselfe under a maske, and not dare to shew himselfe as he is.
  • * Shakespeare
  • He raised the house with loud and coward cries.
  • * Prior
  • Invading fears repel my coward joy.
  • (heraldry, of a lion) Borne in the escutcheon with his tail doubled between his legs.
  • English words suffixed with -ard