Mawson, C.O.S., ed. (18701938). Rogets International Thesaurus. 1922.
Class VI. Words Relating to the Sentient and Moral Powers
Section II. Personal Affections
3. Prospective Affections
862. [Excess of Fear.] Cowardice.
COWARDICE, pusillanimity; cowardliness &c. adj.; timidity, effeminacy.
poltroonery, baseness, dastardness, dastardy, abject fear, funk [colloq.]; Dutch courage [colloq.]; fear [See Fear]; white feather, faint heart; cold feet [slang, U. S.], yellow streak [slang].
COWARD, poltroon, dastard, sneak, recreant; shy -, dunghill- cock; coistrel or coistrill [archaic], milksop, white-liver [colloq.], nidget [obs.], one that cannot say Bo to a goose; slink [Scot. & dial. Eng.], cur [contemptuous], craven, caitiff; Bob Acres, Jerry Sneak.
ALARMIST, terrorist, pessimist; sheep in wolfs clothing.
SHIRKER, slacker; runagate (fugitive) [See Avoidance].
QUAIL (fear) [See Fear]; be cowardly &c. adj., be a coward &c. n.; funk [colloq.], cower, skulk, sneak; flinch, shy, fight shy, slink, turn tail; run away (avoid) [See Avoidance]; show the white feather.
COWARDLY, coward, fearful, shy, timid, timorous, skittish; poor-spirited, spiritless, soft, effeminate; weak-minded; infirm of purpose [See Irresolution]; weak-, faint-, chicken-, hen-, pigeon- hearted; white-, lily-, milk- livered; smock-faced; unable to say Bo to a goose.
DASTARD, dastardly, base, craven, sneaking, dunghill, recreant; unwarlike, unsoldierlike; in face a lion but in heart a deer; more like a rabbit than a robber.
UNMANNED; frightened [See Fear].
with fear and trembling, in fear of ones life, in a blue funk [colloq.]; with groanings that cannot be uttered [Bible].
sauve qui peut! [F.], devil take the hindmost!
Ante tubam trepidat.
Ones courage oozing out.
Degeneres animos timor arguit.Vergil
Thou wear a lions hide! doff it for shame, And hang a calfs skin on those recreant limbs.King John
The coward stands aside, Doubting in his abject spirit, till his Lord is crucified.Lowell