cowardice

[ kou-er-dis ]
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noun
  1. lack of courage to face danger, difficulty, opposition, pain, etc.

Origin of cowardice

1
First recorded in 1250–1300; Middle English cowardise, from Old French co(u)ardise; equivalent to coward + -ice

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cowardice

/ (ˈkaʊədɪs) /


noun
  1. lack of courage in facing danger, pain, or difficulty

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