chickenhearted
adjective Date: 1653 timid, cowardly <
too…chickenhearted to accompany me in this perilous undertakingWashington Irving
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  • chickenhearted — chickenhearted, Chicken hearted Chick en heart ed, a. Timid; fearful; cowardly; easily frightened. Bunyan. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • chickenhearted — adjective timid and easily frightened …   Wiktionary

  • chickenhearted — (Roget s Thesaurus II) adjective Ignobly lacking in courage: cowardly, craven, dastardly, faint hearted, lily livered, pusillanimous, unmanly. Slang: chicken, gutless, yellow, yellow bellied. See FEAR …   English dictionary for students

  • chickenhearted — adjective easily frightened • Syn: ↑chicken, ↑lily livered, ↑white livered, ↑yellow, ↑yellow bellied • Similar to: ↑cowardly, ↑fearful …   Useful english dictionary

  • Chicken-hearted — chickenhearted chickenhearted, Chicken hearted Chick en heart ed, a. Timid; fearful; cowardly; easily frightened. Bunyan. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • afraid — Synonyms and related words: abulic, afeared, aghast, anxious, apologetic, apprehensive, averse, backward, cautious, chary, chicken, chickenhearted, coward, cowardly, cowed, craven, daunted, dismayed, edgy, faint, fainthearted, fear struck, feared …   Moby Thesaurus

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  • cowardly — Synonyms and related words: abulic, afraid, anemic, asthenic, bashful, bloodless, caitiff, chicken, chickenhearted, coward, cowed, craven, dastardly, daunted, debilitated, diffident, dismayed, drooping, droopy, dull, effete, etiolated, faint,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • cowed — Synonyms and related words: afraid, aghast, appalled, ashen, astounded, awed, awestricken, awestruck, blanched, chicken, chickenhearted, coward, cowardly, daunted, deadly pale, dismayed, fainthearted, fearful, frozen, funking, funky, gray with… …   Moby Thesaurus

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