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synonyms for fainthearted

  • afraid
  • cowardly
  • cowed
  • cowering
  • fearful
  • frightened
  • gutless
  • having cold feet
  • intimidated
  • lily-livered
  • meek
  • mousy
  • spineless
  • unassertive
  • weak
  • wimpy
  • yellow
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How to use fainthearted in a sentence

I never was fainthearted before; but I cannot believe such a creature cares for me.'
NORTH AND SOUTHELIZABETH CLEGHORN GASKELL
I ricommend to you, trusting to God, and putting down all misgivings and fainthearted feelin's.
THE DEERSLAYERJAMES FENIMORE COOPER
Sometimes I feel almost fainthearted, which is cowardly and forgetful of our calling "to fight manfully under Christ's banner."
LIFE OF JOHN COLERIDGE PATTESONCHARLOTTE M. YONGE
By its power he keeps the whole herd of dejected, fainthearted, despairing and unsuccessful creatures, fast to life.
FRIEDRICH NIETZSCHEGEORG BRANDES
Only the fainthearted talk of retreating; the others do not think of it, and these are more than the majority.
THE LONE RANCHECAPTAIN MAYNE REID
I shall advise General Washington to appoint you to take charge of our fainthearted ones.
PEGGY OWEN PATRIOTLUCY FOSTER MADISON
He was leaning back with closed eyes, tired and fainthearted, and he did not answer.
DAVID FLEMING'S FORGIVENESSMARGARET MURRAY ROBERTSON
Had not each had a strong motive for continuing the investigation, it is possible they might have grown fainthearted.
THE PIT PROP SYNDICATEFREEMAN WILLS CROFTS
The fainthearted mistrust themselves and others; and they discourage themselves and others.
THE EXPOSITOR'S BIBLE: THE PASTORAL EPISTLESALFRED PLUMMER
Deliver him that suffereth wrong out of the hand of the proud: and be not fainthearted in thy soul.
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