Faint-heartedness
Faint-hearted Faint"-heart`ed, a. Wanting in courage; depressed by fear; easily discouraged or frightened; cowardly; timorous; dejected. [1913 Webster]

Fear not, neither be faint-hearted. --Is. vii. 4. -- {Faint"-heart`ed*ly}, adv. -- {Faint"-heart`ed*ness}, n. [1913 Webster]


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  • faint-heartedness — faint heartˈedness noun • • • Main Entry: ↑faint …   Useful english dictionary

  • faint-heartedness — See faint heartedly. * * * …   Universalium

  • faint-heartedness — (Roget s Thesaurus II) noun Ignoble lack of courage: chickenheartedness, cowardice, cowardliness, cravenness, dastardliness, funk, pusillanimity, unmanhness. Slang: gutlessness, yellowness, yellow streak. See FEAR …   English dictionary for students

  • faint-heartedness — cowardliness, timidity …   English contemporary dictionary

  • faint — adj., v., & n. adj. 1 indistinct, pale, dim; not clearly perceived. 2 (of a person) weak or giddy; inclined to faint. 3 slight, remote, inadequate (a faint chance). 4 feeble, half hearted (faint praise). 5 timid (a faint heart). 6 (also feint)… …   Useful english dictionary

  • faint-hearted — noun lacking courage or conviction. Derivatives faint heart noun faint heartedly adverb faint heartedness noun …   English new terms dictionary

  • faint-hearted — /feɪnt ˈhatəd/ (say faynt hahtuhd) adjective lacking courage; cowardly; timorous. –faint heartedly, adverb –faint heartedness, noun …   Australian English dictionary

  • Dead-heartedness — Dead hearted Dead heart ed, a. Having a dull, faint heart; spiritless; listless. {Dead heart ed*ness}, n. Bp. Hall. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • cowardice — n pusillanimity, timidity, timorousness, faint heartedness, weak heartedness, Inf. chicken heartedness; poltroonery, dastardliness, recreancy, cra venness, cowardliness; faint heart, weak knees, white feather, Inf. chicken heart, Inf. funk, Sl.… …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • pusillanimity — n timidity, timorousness, cowardice, cowardliness, lily liveredness, faint heartedness, weak heartedness, Inf. chicken heartedness, Sl. yellow belliedness; faint heart, weak knees, white feather, no backbone, a backbone of banana, Inf. chicken… …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

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