fainthearted

[ feynt-hahr-tid ]
/ ˈfeɪntˈhɑr tɪd /

adjective

lacking courage; cowardly; timorous.

Origin of fainthearted

First recorded in 1400–50, fainthearted is from the late Middle English word feynt hertyd. See faint, hearted
Related formsfaint·heart·ed·ly, adverb
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faint-hearted


adj.

mid-15c., from faint (adj.) + hearted. Related: Faintheartedly; faintheartedness.

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