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COWARD

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COWARD (noun)
  The noun COWARD has 2 senses:

1. a person who shows fear or timidity
2. English dramatist and actor and composer noted for his witty and sophisticated comedies (1899-1973)

  Familiarity information: COWARD used as a noun is rare.


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COWARD (noun)


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Meaning:

A person who shows fear or timidity

Classified under:

Nouns denoting people

Hypernyms ("coward" is a kind of...):

individual; mortal; person; somebody; someone; soul (a human being)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "coward"):

cur (a cowardly and despicable person)

dastard (a malicious coward)

craven; poltroon; recreant (an abject coward)

quaker; trembler (one who quakes and trembles with (or as with) fear)

shrinking violet; shy person (someone who shrinks from familiarity with others)

milksop; Milquetoast; pansy; pantywaist; sissy (a timid man or boy considered childish or unassertive)

hesitater; hesitator; vacillator; waverer (one who hesitates (usually out of fear))


Sense 2Coward [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

English dramatist and actor and composer noted for his witty and sophisticated comedies (1899-1973)

Classified under:

Nouns denoting people

Synonyms:

Noel Coward; Sir Noel Pierce Coward; Coward

Instance hypernyms:

actor; histrion; player; role player; thespian (a theatrical performer)

composer (someone who composes music as a profession)

dramatist; playwright (someone who writes plays)


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