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 Dictionary entry overview: What does faint-hearted mean? 

FAINT-HEARTED (adjective)
  The adjective FAINT-HEARTED has 1 sense:

1. lacking conviction or boldness or courage

  Familiarity information: FAINT-HEARTED used as an adjective is very rare.

 Dictionary entry details 

FAINT-HEARTED (adjective)

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Lacking conviction or boldness or courage


faint-hearted; fainthearted; timid; faint

Context example:

faint heart ne'er won fair lady


cowardly; fearful (lacking courage; ignobly timid and faint-hearted)

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