- lacking courage; cowardly; timorous.
Origin of fainthearted
Related Words for faintheartedafraid, cowardly, fearful, frightened, gutless, intimidated, lily-livered, meek, mousy, spineless, weak, yellow, cowed, cowering, unassertive, wimpy
Examples from the Web for fainthearted
Historical Examples of fainthearted
“Woe unto him that is fainthearted,” says the son of Sirach.Self-Help
Surely some amongst us are too fainthearted about the truth.
If we are so fainthearted now what should we have been before the Reformation?
I ricommend to you, trusting to God, and putting down all misgivings and fainthearted feelin's.The Deerslayer
James Fenimore Cooper
Sometimes the very opposite is in place; and so Paul writes, "Encourage the fainthearted."