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Synonyms for faint-hearted
faint-heart·ed

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English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. faint-hearted

    Faint, with the general sense of lacking strength or effectiveness, covers a wide range of meaning, signifying overcome with physical weakness or exhaustion, or lacking in purpose, courage, or energy, as said of persons; or lacking definiteness or distinctness of color or sound, as said of written characters, voices, or musical notes. A person may be faint when physically wearied, or when overcome with fear; he may be a faint adherent because naturally feeble or purposeless, or because half-hearted in the cause; he may be a faltering supporter because naturally irresolute or because faint-hearted and timid in view of perils that threaten, a listless worker, through want of mental energy and purpose. Written characters may be faint or dim, either because originally written with poor ink, or because they have become faded by time and exposure.

    Synonyms:
    dim, exhausted, faded, faint, faltering, fatigued, feeble, half-hearted, ill-defined, indistinct, irresolute, languid, listless, purposeless, timid, weak, wearied, worn, worn down, worn out

    Antonyms:
    bright, brilliant, clear, conspicuous, daring, energetic, fresh, hearty, resolute, strong, sturdy, vigorous

    Preposition:
    Faint with hunger; faint in color.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. faint, fainthearted, timid, faint-heartedadjective

    lacking conviction or boldness or courage

    "faint heart ne'er won fair lady"

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. faint-heartedadjective

    Synonyms:
    timorous, timid, diffident, fearful, cowardly

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "faint-hearted":

    cowardly

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Words popularity by usage frequency

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#7827worn
#9389dim
#14778exhausted
#15135faint
#18087faded
#31313feeble
#33672timid
#38914cowardly
#56265fatigued
#67188faltering
#67973indistinct
#79376languid
#81711listless
#93359wearied
#148311purposeless
#185651irresolute

How to use faint-hearted in a sentence?

  1. Marvin Cooley:

    We must pity the poor wretched, timid soul who is too faint-hearted to resist his oppressors. He sings the song of the dammed: “I can’t fight back; I have too much to lose; I own too much property; I have worked too hard to get what I have; They will put me out of business if I resist; I might go to jail; I have my family to think about.” Such poor miserable creatures have misplaced values and are hiding their cowardice behind pretended family responsibility -- blindly refusing to see that the most glorious legacy that one can bequeath to posterity is liberty; and that the only true security is liberty.

  2. Rodrigo Duterte:

    It is not for the faint-hearted, if you are a president and you are afraid of criminals, or you are afraid to kill criminals, then you have no business being a president.

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