faint-hearted


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faint-heart·ed

(fānt′här′tĭd)
adj.
Deficient in conviction or courage; timid.

faint′-heart′ed·ly adv.
faint′-heart′ed·ness n.

faint-hearted

or

fainthearted

n
1. the faint-hearted people of a nervous disposition
2. not for the faint-hearted extreme or very unusual, and unsuitable for people who like only safe and familiar things
adj
lacking in courage
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.faint-hearted - lacking conviction or boldness or courage; "faint heart ne'er won fair lady"
cowardly, fearful - lacking courage; ignobly timid and faint-hearted; "cowardly dogs, ye will not aid me then"- P.B.Shelley

faint-hearted

adjective timid, weak, cowardly, diffident, spineless, boneless, timorous, irresolute, half-arsed (Brit. slang), chickenshit (U.S. slang), half-assed (U.S. & Canad. slang), half-hearted, yellow The voters may be ready to punish the politicians who devised a faint-hearted solidarity pact.
brave, daring, bold, courageous, fearless, audacious, intrepid, plucky, dauntless, stouthearted, game (informal)

faint-hearted

adjective
Translations

faint-hearted

adjzaghaft; it’s not for the faint-heartedes ist nichts für ängstliche Gemüter or für Angsthasen (inf)

faint-hearted

[ˌfeɪntˈhaːtɪd]
1. adjpusillanime
2. npl the faint-heartedtipi impressionabili
References in classic literature ?
I suspected then that she'd begun to get faint-hearted, waiting; though she'd never let me see it.
It is true, we are but faint-hearted crusaders, even the walkers, nowadays, who undertake no persevering, never-ending enterprises.
Crupp, of late the bold, became within a few days so faint-hearted, that rather than encounter my aunt upon the staircase, she would endeavour to hide her portly form behind doors - leaving visible, however, a wide margin of flannel petticoat - or would shrink into dark corners.
If thou refusest my fair proffer,'' said the Prince, ``the Provost of the lists shall cut thy bowstring, break thy bow and arrows, and expel thee from the presence as a faint-hearted craven.
And the head popped back again; and we heard no more, for the time, of these six very faint-hearted seamen.
The sound cheered them greatly; but halting to make out by listening from what quarter it came they heard unseasonably another noise which spoiled the satisfaction the sound of the water gave them, especially for Sancho, who was by nature timid and faint-hearted.
Then I thrust the beam of wood far into the embers to heat it, and encouraged my men lest any of them should turn faint-hearted.
This was the last resting-place of a good man, a warm-hearted, unselfish man; a man whose whole life was given to succoring the poor, encouraging the faint-hearted, visiting the sick; in relieving distress, whenever and wherever he found it.
Of course it was at a sacrifice, but it would ease the strain on all of them and bolster up the faint-hearted.
I became the plaything of two contending impulses; the desires of youth were always held in check by a faint-hearted sentimentality.
To those believers shall he who is of my type among men not bind his heart; in those spring-times and many-hued meadows shall he not believe, who knoweth the fickly faint-hearted human species!
The owner of the beast has tried hard to move him from the place, but it is in the instinct of the creatur' to be faint-hearted and obstinate in a fire.