Synonyms for cowardly

Synonyms for (adjective) cowardly

Synonyms: fearful, cowardly

Definition: lacking courage; ignobly timid and faint-hearted

Usage: cowardly dogs, ye will not aid me then- P.B.Shelley

Similar words: caitiff

Definition: despicably mean and cowardly


Similar words: chicken, chickenhearted, lily-livered, white-livered, yellow, yellow-bellied

Definition: easily frightened


Similar words: craven, recreant

Definition: lacking even the rudiments of courage; abjectly fearful

Usage: the craven fellow turned and ran; a craven proposal to raise the white flag; this recreant knight- Spenser


Similar words: dastard, dastardly

Definition: despicably cowardly

Usage: the unprovoked and dastardly attack by Japan on...December 7th- F.D. Roosevelt


Similar words: timid, faint, faint-hearted, fainthearted

Definition: lacking conviction or boldness or courage

Usage: faint heart ne'er won fair lady


Similar words: funky

Definition: in a state of cowardly fright


Similar words: poltroon

Definition: characterized by complete cowardliness


Similar words: poor-spirited, pusillanimous, unmanly

Definition: lacking in courage and manly strength and resolution; contemptibly fearful