cowardice

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From Middle English cowardise, from Anglo-Norman cuardise (modern French couardise).

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cowardice (countable and uncountable, plural cowardices)

  1. Lack of courage.
    • 2019 July 19, Noah Kulwin, “Democrats Fail the Left, Once Again”, in Jewish Currents[1]:
      [Ilhan] Omar was left twisting in the wind earlier this year after facing spurious charges of antisemitism, a display of Democratic cowardice co-signed by Chelsea Clinton, Chuck Schumer, and most every other Democrat with a congressional leadership position.

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