fainthearted


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faint•heart•ed

(ˈfeɪntˈhɑr tɪd)

adj.
lacking courage; cowardly; timorous.
[1400–50]
faint′heart′ed•ly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.fainthearted - 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
Translations

fainthearted

[ˈfeɪntˈhɑːtɪd] ADJpusilánime, apocado, medroso
this film is not for the faintheartedes una película muy fuerte
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"Here she is, the reward for all those fainthearted men," he reflected, glancing at those near him and at the troops who were approaching and forming up.
"A rescue!" shouted the outlaws afresh, and the soldiery became fainthearted and 'gan to give back.
And he measured her in a careless way, and knew, bold now, that she would begin to retreat, coyly and delicately, as he pursued, ever ready to reverse the game should he turn fainthearted. And, too, he was human, and could feel the draw of her, while his ego could not but appreciate the flattery of her kindness.
Upon this, our guide, who, by the way, was but a fainthearted fellow, bid us keep in a ready posture, for he believed there were more wolves a-coming.
'And I never know such a fainthearted creature,' added the woman;
We all approved of what he said, and so without further delay, guided by him we made for the vessel, and he leaping on board first, drew his cutlass and said in Morisco, "Let no one stir from this if he does not want it to cost him his life." By this almost all the Christians were on board, and the Moors, who were fainthearted, hearing their captain speak in this way, were cowed, and without any one of them taking to his arms (and indeed they had few or hardly any) they submitted without saying a word to be bound by the Christians, who quickly secured them, threatening them that if they raised any kind of outcry they would be all put to the sword.
First, therefore, he made Hector turn fainthearted, whereon he mounted his chariot and fled, bidding the other Trojans fly also, for he saw that the scales of Jove had turned against him.
As a parenting guide, it's not for the fainthearted.
SONGS OF WAR David Jeffrey has warned Windsor will not be for the fainthearted HARD to swallow - shock loss to DC left Baxter fuming