chickenhearted


chick·en·heart·ed

adjective \ˈchi-kən-ˌhär-təd\

Definition of CHICKENHEARTED

:  timid, cowardly <too…chickenhearted to accompany me in this perilous undertaking — Washington Irving>

Examples of CHICKENHEARTED

  1. <too chickenhearted to speak up, even though she knew a terrible injustice was being committed>

First Known Use of CHICKENHEARTED

1653

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