adjective Date: 15th century lacking courage or resolution ; timidfaintheartedly adverbfaintheartedness noun

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  • fainthearted — index diffident, recreant Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • fainthearted — [adj] timid afraid, cowardly, cowed, cowering, fearful, frightened, gutless, having cold feet*, intimidated, lily livered*, meek, mousy, spineless, unassertive, weak, wimpy*, yellow*; concept 401 …   New thesaurus

  • fainthearted — [fānt′härt′id] adj. cowardly; timid; shy faintheartedly adv. faintheartedness n …   English World dictionary

  • fainthearted — adjective Faint of heart; irresolute; fearful. 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. We kept our arms ready, and our eyes about us …   Wiktionary

  • fainthearted — faintheartedly, adv. /faynt hahr tid/, adj. lacking courage; cowardly; timorous. [1400 50; late ME feynt hertyd. See FAINT, HEARTED] * * * …   Universalium

  • fainthearted — Synonyms and related words: abulic, afraid, chicken, chickenhearted, coward, cowardly, cowed, daunted, dismayed, faint, fearful, feeble, feebleminded, frail, funking, funky, henhearted, infirm, intimidated, invertebrate, lily livered, milk… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • fainthearted — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) adj. timid, diffident. See cowardice.Ant., courageous. II (Roget s IV) modif. Syn. timorous, irresolute, pusillanimous, timid; see cowardly 1 , 2 , weak 3 . III (Roget s 3 Superthesaurus) a. timid,… …   English dictionary for students

  • fainthearted — see faint hearted …   English dictionary

  • fainthearted — adj. timid, cowardly, fearful …   English contemporary dictionary

  • fainthearted — faint•heart•ed [[t]ˈfeɪntˈhɑr tɪd[/t]] adj. lacking courage; cowardly; timorous • Etymology: 1400–50 faint′heart′ed•ly, adv …   From formal English to slang

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