Examples of fainthearted in a Sentence
She gave him a fainthearted response.
the sport of river rafting is not for those who are fainthearted
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
FAINTHEARTED Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of fainthearted for English Language Learners
: feeling or showing a lack of courage
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