How tragic that one of her last acts as principal will reward someone who epitomizes that cowardice.
In the back of their patrol car, with her hands cuffed behind her, she mocks their cowardice.
And in most cases, the villain is not Washington, but foreign leaders escaping common action with cowardice and hypocrisy.
c.1300, from Old French coardise (13c.), from coard, coart (see coward) + noun suffix -ise.
Cowardice, as distinguished from panic, is almost always simply a lack of ability to suspend the functioning of the imagination. [Ernest Hemingway, "Men at War," 1942]