VI. WORDS RELATING TO THE SENTIMENT AND MORAL POWERS

II. PERSONAL AFFECTIONS

3. Prospective Affections

[Excess of fear.] Cowardice.

[Antonyms: courage.]

[Nouns] cowardice, pusillanimity; cowardliness; timidity, effeminacy.

poltroonery, baseness; dastardness, dastardy; abject fear, funk; Dutch courage; fear [more]; white feather, faint heart; cold feet [U.S.], yellow streak.

coward, poltroon, dastard, sneak, recreant; shy cock, dunghill cock; coistril, milksop, white liver, lilly liver, nidget, one that cannot say "boo" to a goose; slink; Bob Acres, Jerry Sneak.

alarmist, terrorist, pessimist; runagate (fugitive) [more].

[Verbs] quail (fear) [more]; be cowardly, be a coward; funk; cower, skulk, sneak; flinch, shy, fight shy, slink, turn tail; run away (avoid) [more]; show, the white feather.

[Adjectives] coward, cowardly; fearful, shy; timid, timorous; skittish; poor-spirited, spiritless, soft, effeminate.

weak-minded; infirm of purpose [more]; weakhearted, fainthearted, chickenhearted, henhearted, lilyhearted, pigeon-hearted; white-livered, lily-livered, milk-livered; milksop, smock-faced; unable to say " boo" to a goose.

dastard, dastardly; base, craven, sneaking, dunghill, recreant; unwarlike, unsoldier-like.

"in face a lion but in heart a deer."

unmanned; frightened [more].

[Interjections] sauve qui peut! devil take the hindmost!

[Phrases] ante tubam trepidat, one's courage oozing out; degeneres animos timor arguit [Vergil].

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