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fainthearted

[ feynt-hahr-tid ]
/ ˈfeɪntˈhɑr tɪd /
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adjective
lacking courage; cowardly; timorous.
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Origin of fainthearted

First recorded in 1400–50, fainthearted is from late Middle English feynt hertyd. See faint, hearted

OTHER WORDS FROM fainthearted

faint·heart·ed·ly, adverb
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