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[feynt-hahr-tid] /ˈfeɪntˈhɑr tɪd/
lacking courage; cowardly; timorous.
Origin of fainthearted
late Middle English
1400-50; late Middle English feynt hertyd. See faint, hearted
Related forms
faintheartedly, adverb Unabridged
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  • The path to the mountain gorillas is not for the fainthearted.
  • It's not for the fainthearted-or the moderately skilled.
  • But despite its ten per cent alcohol, it seemed almost too fainthearted.
  • Clearly these sketching trips were not for the fainthearted.
  • Probably not, since the presidency was not designed for the fainthearted.
  • The legislation was not for the politically fainthearted.
  • But, once again, these technical details are not for the fainthearted.

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