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See definition of faint-hearted on Dictionary.com
  • as inafraid
  • as inchickenhearted
  • as ingutless
  • as inpanicky
  • as inspineless
  • as inweak

synonyms for faint-hearted

  • anxious
  • apprehensive
  • frightened
  • nervous
  • scared
  • shocked
  • suspicious
  • timid
  • abashed
  • aghast
  • alarmed
  • aroused
  • blanched
  • cowardly
  • cowed
  • daunted
  • discouraged
  • disheartened
  • dismayed
  • distressed
  • disturbed
  • frozen
  • have cold feet
  • horrified
  • in awe
  • intimidated
  • panic-stricken
  • perplexed
  • perturbed
  • petrified
  • rattled
  • run scared
  • scared stiff
  • scared to death
  • spooked
  • startled
  • stunned
  • terrified
  • terror-stricken
  • timorous
  • trembling
  • upset
  • worried
  • invertebrate
  • amoebalike
  • fearful
  • feeble
  • forceless
  • frightened
  • gutless
  • impotent
  • inadequate
  • ineffective
  • ineffectual
  • irresolute
  • lily-livered
  • nerveless
  • pithless
  • soft
  • spiritless
  • squeamish
  • submissive
  • timid
  • vacillating
  • weak
  • weak-kneed
  • weak-willed
  • yellow
  • yellow-bellied

antonyms for faint-hearted

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  • brave
  • calm
  • happy
  • unafraid
  • unworried
  • bold
  • composed
  • cool
  • courageous
  • eager
  • fearless
  • heroic
  • intrepid
  • undaunted
  • undismayed
  • valiant
  • venturesome
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    How to use faint-hearted in a sentence

    The faint candle-light glimmered on a ponderous gilded cornice, which had also sustained violence.
    CHECKMATEJOSEPH SHERIDAN LE FANU
    It was difficult to describe—a little sterner, a little wilder, a faint emphasis of the barbaric peering through it.
    THE WAVEALGERNON BLACKWOOD
    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
    He was looking at me with eyebrows arched, curiously, and there was a faint suggestion of hostility in the set of his mouth.
    THE SOLDIER OF THE VALLEYNELSON LLOYD
    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 cytoplasm of lymphocytes is generally robin's-egg blue; that of the large mononuclears may have a faint bluish tinge.
    A MANUAL OF CLINICAL DIAGNOSISJAMES CAMPBELL TODD
    The last vestige of her prejudice against Indians had melted and gone, in the presence of their simple-hearted friendliness.
    RAMONAHELEN HUNT JACKSON
    Wright's stain gives such cells a faint bluish tinge when the condition is mild, and a rather deep blue when severe.
    A MANUAL OF CLINICAL DIAGNOSISJAMES CAMPBELL TODD
    Again, he may grow faint and dizzy when he has climbed only a part of the way, or he may lose his hold from very weakness.
    ALILA, OUR LITTLE PHILIPPINE COUSINMARY HAZELTON WADE
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