Coward and Hero


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Coward noun – A person who shows a shameful lack of courage in the face of danger.
Usage example: the soldiers who ran as soon as the first shots were fired were branded as cowards

Hero is an antonym for coward in easily intimidated topic.
Nearby Words: cowardly, cowardice, cowardliness
Antonyms for Coward


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Hero noun – A person who is the object of extreme or uncritical devotion.
Coward is an antonym for hero.
Nearby Words: heroic, heroine, heroism, heroically
Antonyms for Hero
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How words are described

original original coward original hero
handsome handsome coward handsome hero
true true coward true hero
brave brave coward brave hero
Other adjectives: real, little, famous, broken, favorite.

Both words in one sentence

  • Historical Hero Upgrade Those tropes get played with a lot, and Sandy Mitchell says he's not sure if Cain is a hero or a coward.
  • Amir, the narrator of The Kite Runner, starts out as a coward hiding from his past but grows throughout the story and is redeemed to become a 'true' hero.
  • Lion-O assumes he's a coward from the start, and when he finally runs out of ammo and no longer has any tricks, the hero is proven right.
    Source: Dirty Coward
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Hero or Coward. 2016. Accessed April 13, 2021.

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