faintheartedness


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Noun1.faintheartedness - the trait of lacking boldness and courage; "faintness of heart and infirmity of purpose"
timidity, timorousness - fearfulness in venturing into new and unknown places or activities
stoutheartedness - the trait of having a courageous spirit
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faintheartedness

[ˌfeɪntˈhɑːtɪdnɪs] Npusilanimidad f
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The Blind Girl never knew that ugly shapes of delf and earthenware were on the board; that sorrow and faintheartedness were in the house; that Caleb's scanty hairs were turning greyer and more grey, before her sightless face.
The impression neatly captured the contemporary notion of prudence: faintheartedness, caution and a general bias against action.
104) They argue that Scalia simply would not follow his prescribed methodology when its conclusions were too distasteful for him, notwithstanding his disavowal of faintheartedness.
It also warms the blood and liver--the organ of passion--and instead of producing cowardice and faintheartedness, sack makes one warm and passionate while it "illumine[s] the face" (107).
Self-defeating as such faintheartedness might be, Betts is much more incensed by the recklessness he associates with the second Bush administration.
or, perhaps better, to keep the eyes down and not embarrass the novice, who will realise their faintheartedness has caused a tailback.
Faintheartedness immediately seized the athlete, as if he had been struck down by the oracle.
President Obama has shortcomings, but faintheartedness is not one of them.
Or was it faintheartedness, or not wanting to see Saddam look human in death.