faintheart

adjective

Definition of faintheart

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faintheart

noun
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Definition of faintheart (Entry 2 of 2)

: a timorous or irresolute person : coward the fainthearts who broke and ran— Bruce Catton

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First Known Use of faintheart

Adjective

15th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for faintheart

Adjective

alteration of fainthearted

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“Faintheart.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/faintheart. Accessed 1 Oct. 2020.

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