Origin of fainthearted
Related formsfaint·heart·ed·ly, adverb
Examples from the Web for faint-hearted
In the past, faint-hearted politicians behaved in mostly sensible ways because they were afraid to act recklessly.
Emergency rooms are full of the faint, the fainting, and the faint-hearted.
The crews, though no faint-hearted fellows, had not as yet learned to place confidence in him.Notable Voyagers|W.H.G. Kingston and Henry Frith
"You are ever faint-hearted," said Betty, glancing compassionately at her sister.An Unwilling Maid|Jeanie Gould Lincoln
What a faint-hearted old dog you are, and you were a pilot once.Luttrell Of Arran|Charles James Lever
I propose the big waggon for faint-hearted climbers, and the little one for rugs and provisions.Thankful Rest|Annie S. Swan
How do you know she will never accept you, you faint-hearted boy?The Faith Doctor|Edward Eggleston