Cowardly and Fearsome


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Cowardly adjective – Having or showing a shameful lack of courage.
Fearsome and cowardly are semantically related. In some cases you can use "Fearsome" instead an adjective "Cowardly".
Nearby Words: cowardice, coward, cowardliness
Synonyms for Cowardly


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Fearsome adjective – Easily frightened.
Usage example: the more fearsome of the two children would only peer at the guests from a distance

Cowardly and fearsome are semantically related. Sometimes you can use "Cowardly" instead an adjective "Fearsome".
Nearby Words: fear, fearful, feared
Synonyms for Fearsome

Things that words describes

character cowardly character fearsome character
member cowardly member fearsome member
nature cowardly nature fearsome nature
creature cowardly creature fearsome creature
Other nouns: figure, personality, villain, leader, king, knight, fighter, wizard, enemies, villains.

Both words in one sentence

  • World of Badass: Even the weakest, most cowardly member of the Seiryan drum corps becomes a fearsome Magic Knight and One-Man Army when pushed to take a stand, while the real heroes and villains are outright Persons Of Mass Destruction.
  • Western Animation / He-Man and the Masters of the Universe (1983) This Transformation Sequence also turned Adam's cowardly talking pet Cringer into the brave and fearsome Battle Cat.His primary foe was the evil Skeletor, a warlord who was equal parts wizard and warrior.
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Fearsome or Cowardly. 2016. Accessed October 24, 2020.

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