What does the word cowardly mean?

Usage examples for cowardly

  1. They already have an unhappy mother; may they be spared the memory of a cowardly one! – The Complete Historical Romances of Georg Ebers by Georg Ebers
  2. It had killed trust; but the ache in her went on just the same, even though Godfrey had been threatened by Uncle Creddle with a big stick, and had shown such a cowardly anxiety to escape a row. – The Privet Hedge by J. E. Buckrose
  3. But we have him, your highness, and he is in such a state of cowardly terror that he is ready to agree to anything, if you will but spare his life and set him free across the border. – The Mad King by Edgar Rice Burroughs