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cow·ard

coward

 
 
pronunciation:
kaU rd
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part of speech: noun
definition: a person who does not have the courage to face danger, pain, or something difficult.
I'm a coward about speaking in front of an audience.
synonyms:
chicken, sissy
antonyms:
hero, heroine
similar words:
jellyfish, weakling
Word History
Coward is from an early French word that means "tail." Today we say that a frightened animal or person may "turn tail" and run.
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  fear