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  • as incowardly
  • as infrightened
  • as ingutless

synonyms for chicken-hearted

  • dastardly
  • afraid
  • anxious
  • apprehensive
  • backward
  • base
  • cowering
  • cowhearted
  • craven
  • diffident
  • dismayed
  • fainthearted
  • frightened
  • gutless
  • having the willies
  • jittery
  • lacking courage
  • lily-livered
  • nervous
  • no guts
  • panicky
  • pigeonhearted
  • pusillanimous
  • recreant
  • retiring
  • running scared
  • scared
  • shrinking
  • shy
  • soft
  • spineless
  • timid
  • timorous
  • weak
  • weak-kneed
  • worthless
  • yellow
  • yellow-bellied
See also synonyms for: chickenheartedness
  • afraid
  • anxious
  • fearful
  • panicky
  • spooked
  • startled
  • unnerved
  • abashed
  • alarmed
  • butterflies
  • cowed
  • dismayed
  • frozen
  • numb
  • petrified
  • terrified
  • terrorized
  • yellow
  • aghast
  • chicken
  • have cold feet
  • having kittens
  • hung up
  • in a cold sweat
  • in a panic
  • in a sweat
  • jittery
  • jumpy
  • lily-livered
  • mousy
  • pushing the panic button
  • rabbity
  • running scared
  • scared stiff
  • shaky
  • shivery
  • sissy
  • terror-stricken
  • uptight
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antonyms for chicken-hearted

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  • bold
  • brave
  • courageous
  • daring
  • dauntless
  • unafraid
  • undaunted
  • unfearful
  • bold
  • brave
  • cool
  • courageous
  • happy
  • unafraid
  • calm
  • comforted
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How to use chicken-hearted in a sentence

Squinty could look out, but the slats were as close together as those in a chicken coop, and the little pig could not get out.
SQUINTY THE COMICAL PIGRICHARD BARNUM
The simple honest-hearted General, who knew not the guile of their hearts, was deluded into wishing them success.
SHOWELL'S DICTIONARY OF BIRMINGHAMTHOMAS T. HARMAN AND WALTER SHOWELL
But his head was too hot to wear a thinking cap, and no story would come at his half-hearted call.
ROSEMARY IN SEARCH OF A FATHERC. N. WILLIAMSON
He was a big-bodied, big-hearted, ruddy-faced, farmerlike man of fifty or so; and the service was proud of him.
FIFTY YEARS OF RAILWAY LIFE IN ENGLAND, SCOTLAND AND IRELANDJOSEPH TATLOW
The last vestige of her prejudice against Indians had melted and gone, in the presence of their simple-hearted friendliness.
RAMONAHELEN HUNT JACKSON
So Hettie put the chicken in a cage, with some wool to cover it, and fed it several times every day, till it came to know her.
THE NURSERY, JULY 1873, VOL. XIV. NO. 1VARIOUS
Your father is not a hard hearted man; when his passion is over he will be the first to want you back.
THE WORLD BEFORE THEMSUSANNA MOODIE
Eloquent in speech, warm-hearted and impulsive, he found it difficult to resist a joke, even at the expense of his friend.
FIFTY YEARS OF RAILWAY LIFE IN ENGLAND, SCOTLAND AND IRELANDJOSEPH TATLOW
That big-hearted woman has so many protgs that one more or less scarcely interests me.
DOROTHY AT SKYRIEEVELYN RAYMOND
Tony was gay, light-hearted as usual, belying Mrs. Haughstone's ominous prediction.
THE WAVEALGERNON BLACKWOOD
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