Consequentialism [kon-si-kwen-shuh-liz-uhm] (noun)
- The theory that human actions derive their moral worth soley from their outcomes or consequences.
- The theory that ethical decisions should be made on the basis of the expected outcome or consequences or the action.
Coward [kou-erd] (noun)
- A person who lacks courage in facing danger, difficulty, opposition, pain, etc.; a timid or easily intimidated person.
- One who shows disgraceful fear or timidity.
- Lacking courage; very fearful or timid.
Contemptuous [kuhn-temp-choo-uhs] (adjective)
- Showing or expressing contempt or disdain; scornful; disrespectful.
- Manifesting, feeling, or expressing deep hatred or disapproval: feeling or showing contempt.
Care [kair] (noun)
- A state of mind in which one is troubled; worry, anxiety, or concern.
- A cause or object of worry, anxiety, concern, etc.
- Serious attention; solicitude, heed, caution.
- The provision of what is needed for the well-being or protection.
- Temporary keeping, as for the benefit of or until claimed by the owner.
- Grief, suffering; sorrow.
(verb)(used without object)
- To be concerned or solicitous; have thought or regard.
- To be concerned or have a special preference (usually used in negative constructions.)
- To make provision or look out (usually follow by for).
- To have an inclination, liking, fondness, or affection (usually followed by for).
(verb)(used with object)
- To feel concern about.
- To wish, desire, like.
Rigor [rig-er] (noun)
- Strictness, severity, or harshness, as in dealing with people.
- The full or extreme severity of laws, rules, etc.
- Severity of living conditions; hardship; austerity: The rigor of wartime existence.
- A severe or harsh act, circumstance, etc.
- Scrupulous or inflexible accuracy or adherence: The logical rigor or mathematics.
- Severity of weather or climate or an instance of this: The rigors of winter.
- The quality of being unyielding or inflexible.
Unequivocal [uhn-i-kwiv-uh-kuhl] (adjective)
- leaving no doubt : CLEAR, UNAMBIGUOUS
production of unequivocal masterpieces
- not equivocal; unambiguous; clear; having only one possible meaning or interpretation:
an unequivocal indication of assent; unequivocal proof.
- absolute; unqualified; not subject to conditions or exceptions:
The cosigner of a note gives unequivocal assurance that it will be paid when due.