Examples of fainthearted in a Sentence
She gave him a fainthearted response.
the sport of river rafting is not for those who are fainthearted
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Maggie Gyllenhaal plays Lee, a fainthearted young woman with a troubled past whose first job is a secretarial position under an overbearing lawyer, Edward (James Spader).
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First Known Use of fainthearted
Synonymsshy, fearful, fearsome, mousy (or mousey), scary, skittish, timid, timorous, tremulous
Antonymsadventuresome, adventurous, audacious, bold, daring, dashing, gutsy, hardy, venturesome, venturous
Related Wordschicken, chickenhearted, chicken-livered, cowardly, craven, dastardly, gutless, lily-livered, milk-livered [archaic], poltroon, pusillanimous, spineless, unheroic, yellow; jittery, jumpy, spooky; anxious, apprehensive, nervous; afraid, alarmed, horrified, panicked, panicky, panic-stricken, scared, shocked, spooked, startled, terrified, terrorized, unnerved
Near Antonymsbrave, courageous, dauntless, doughty, fearless, gallant, greathearted, heroic (also heroical), intrepid, lionhearted, stalwart, stout, stouthearted, undaunted, valiant, valorous; assured, confident, self-assured, self-confident; determined, firm, game, plucky, resolute, undeterred, unflinching, unswerving; mettlesome, spirited, spunky
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