Definition of faint-hearted in English:

faint-hearted

adjective

  • Lacking courage; timid.

    ‘they were feeling faint-hearted at the prospect of war’
    ‘litigation is not for the faint-hearted’
    • ‘It is not a job for the faint-hearted - it will cost £10,000 just to strip out the still-working machinery.’
    • ‘Riders start in a pack and race inches away from each other on lightweight track bikes with a single gear and no brakes it's not for the faint-hearted.’
    • ‘It is not for the faint-hearted, for it throws down a gauntlet to walkers seeking an outing that is rather more challenging than a mere walk.’
    • ‘Shares in technology firms are not for the faint-hearted but they can also prove highly rewarding if everything goes to plan.’
    • ‘Trading currencies is not for the faint-hearted - you must be prepared to face potentially heavy losses’
    • ‘A new theatre company is staging its debut production next week and it promises to be a great show, but not for the faint-hearted.’
    • ‘For all of its languid sensuality, however, The Dreamers is not a film for the faint-hearted or easily-offended.’
    • ‘Negotiating the chaos and commotion of the gridlocked Arc de Triomphe in a car is not for the faint-hearted, never mind on a tandem.’
    • ‘He's followed his Dad into the tree-felling and carting business, not a career for the soft or faint-hearted.’
    • ‘It is not an undertaking for the faint-hearted.’
    • ‘We can't stop in the middle, and just because things are going tough from time to time we can't get faint-hearted here.’
    • ‘This intense study of obsession is not for the faint-hearted, but Alban Berg's tough and complex music has some unexpected moments of luculent beauty.’
    • ‘Don't drive to Levisham if you're a faint-hearted motorist.’
    • ‘Figure of Eight racing is not for faint-hearted drivers or spectators, but it provides some of the most thrilling racing on the short circuit scene.’
    • ‘It may be a hard battle and it is not a battle for the faint-hearted.’
    • ‘It's not for the faint-hearted, however, and personally, I found the plot neither hugely engrossing nor entirely convincing.’
    • ‘And a resident who fears his life will be blighted by the development says he has been let down by a faint-hearted planning committee.’
    • ‘Flying with ex-Red Arrows is billed as the ultimate experience for aircraft enthusiasts and daredevils, rather than the faint-hearted.’
    • ‘Conditions were still not for the faint-hearted and with athletes travelling from as far away as Bath and London, this proved a tough assignment in every respect.’
    • ‘A faint-hearted woman, Mirjan Akhtar, swooned and died of fright.’
    timid, timorous, nervous, easily scared, easily frightened, scared, fearful, afraid, trembling, quaking, cowering, daunted
    cowardly, craven, spiritless, spineless, pusillanimous, weak, weak-willed, unmanly, lily-livered, pigeon-hearted, weak-kneed, weakling
    nervy
    feart
    soft, jumpy, jittery, chicken, chicken-hearted, chicken-livered, yellow, yellow-bellied, gutless, sissy, wimpy, wimpish
    wet
    spooked, candy-assed
    chickenshit
    recreant, poor-spirited
    funky
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Pronunciation:

faint-hearted

/ˌfāntˈhärdəd/