- without courage or fortitude; fainthearted.
Origin of weakhearted
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Examples from the Web for weak-hearted
"Some may—some weak-hearted persons," said my father, reluctantly.Jacques Bonneval
Why do they now bend to adopt a path that in former days was only trodden by the weak-hearted and the timid?Diary And Notes Of Horace Templeton, Esq.
Charles James Lever
She wur nowt but a desolate, homely lass, as seemt to ha' no place i' th' world, an' yet wur tender and weak-hearted to th' core."Seth"
Frances Hodgson Burnett
He says it wasn't strong in the strength that saves; and love is always mighty to succor the weak-hearted.The Helpers
The weak-hearted apprehended coming troubles; the resolute prepared to brave them.