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[week-hahr-tid] /ˈwikˈhɑr tɪd/
without courage or fortitude; fainthearted.
Origin of weakhearted
First recorded in 1540-50; weak + hearted
Related forms
weakheartedly, adverb
weakheartedness, noun Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • "Some may—some weak-hearted persons," said my father, reluctantly.

    Jacques Bonneval

    Anne Manning
  • Why do they now bend to adopt a path that in former days was only trodden by the weak-hearted and the timid?

  • 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 Francis Lynde
  • The weak-hearted apprehended coming troubles; the resolute prepared to brave them.

  • It was told afterward by the Shawnees that he killed more than that weak-hearted one during the long day.

    A Virginia Scout Hugh Pendexter
  • weak-hearted men, impatient at the first pain, will confess crimes they never committed, and criminate others at the same time.

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