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: timid, cowardly
too … chickenhearted to accompany me in this perilous undertaking —Washington Irving
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chicken, cowardly, craven, dastardly, gutless, lily-livered, poltroon, pusillanimous, recreant, spineless, unheroic, yellow
brave, courageous, daring, dauntless, doughty, fearless, gallant, greathearted, gutsy, hardy, heroic (also heroical), intrepid, lionhearted, stalwart, stout, stouthearted, valiant, valorous
1653, in the meaning defined above
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