cowardice

[ kou-er-dis ]
/ ˈkaʊ ər dɪs /

noun

lack of courage to face danger, difficulty, opposition, pain, etc.

Origin of cowardice

1250–1300; Middle English cowardise < Old French co(u)ardise, equivalent to co(u)art cowardly (see coward) + -ise -ice
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cowardice

/ (ˈkaʊədɪs) /

noun

lack of courage in facing danger, pain, or difficulty
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