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fainthearted

[feynt-hahr-tid] /ˈfeɪntˈhɑr tɪd/
adjective
1.
lacking courage; cowardly; timorous.
Origin
late Middle English
1400-1450
1400-50; late Middle English feynt hertyd. See faint, hearted
Related forms
faintheartedly, adverb
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Word Origin and History for faint-hearted
adj.

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

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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