Faint-hearted



[feynt-hahr-tid] /ˈfeɪntˈhɑr tɪd/

adjective
1.
lacking courage; cowardly; timorous.
adj.

mid-15c., from faint (adj.) + hearted. Related: Faintheartedly; faintheartedness.

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