[Ads-l] cowardous, adj.

Jonathan Lighter wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM
Thu Feb 4 17:05:30 EST 2021


And almost 9,000 hits for plain "cowardous."

JL

On Thu, Feb 4, 2021 at 5:04 PM Jonathan Lighter <wuxxmupp2000 at gmail.com>
wrote:

> OED has this "obsolete" syn. for "cowardly" from 1480-1608.
>
> Noah Webster had it in 1828, with the note "Not used."
>
> 2021 Rep. Barbara Lee (D.-Calif.) on_Deadline White House_ (MSNBC TV)
> (Feb. 4):  I believe in many respects that the Republicans acted in a
> cowardous manner. ... They are spineless and acting in a cowardous way.
>
> Google reveals 300 hits for "a cowardice [sic] manner" and bare handful
> for "a cowardous [sic] way."
>
> JL
> --
> "If the truth is half as bad as I think it is, you can't handle the truth."
>


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