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fainthearted

adjective faint·heart·ed \ˈfānt-ˈhär-təd\

: feeling or showing a lack of courage

Full Definition of FAINTHEARTED

:  lacking courage or resolution :  timid
faint·heart·ed·ly adverb
faint·heart·ed·ness noun

Examples of FAINTHEARTED

  1. She gave him a fainthearted response.
  2. <the sport of river rafting is not for those who are fainthearted>

First Known Use of FAINTHEARTED

15th century

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