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Meaning of "chicken-hearted" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF CHICKEN-HEARTED

chicken-hearted play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF CHICKEN-HEARTED

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Chicken-Hearted is an adjective.
The adjective is the word that accompanies the noun to determine or qualify it.

WHAT DOES CHICKEN-HEARTED MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Definition of chicken-hearted in the English dictionary

The definition of chicken-hearted in the dictionary is easily frightened; cowardly.


WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE CHICKEN-HEARTED

chickee
chicken
chicken breast
chicken drumstick
chicken feed
chicken fillet
chicken liver
chicken louse
chicken nuggets
chicken out
chicken run
chicken wire
chicken-breasted
chicken-fried
chicken-fried steak
chicken-heartedly
chicken-heartedness
chicken-livered
chickenpox
chickenshit

WORDS THAT END LIKE CHICKEN-HEARTED

black-hearted
brokenhearted
cold-hearted
converted
departed
downhearted
faint-hearted
good-hearted
half-hearted
kind-hearted
light-hearted
lion-hearted
not for the faint-hearted
open-hearted
parted
pure-hearted
softhearted
tenderhearted
uncharted
warm-hearted
wholehearted

Synonyms and antonyms of chicken-hearted in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «chicken-hearted» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF CHICKEN-HEARTED

Find out the translation of chicken-hearted to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of chicken-hearted from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «chicken-hearted» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

胆小如鼠
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

- pollo corazón
570 millions of speakers

English

chicken-hearted
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

चिकन दिल
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

الدجاج القلب
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

трусливый
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

coração de galinha
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

ভীরু
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

peureux
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Ayam-hati
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

hasenfüßig
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

鶏心
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

닭 마음
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Ayam-ati
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

tim gà
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

பயந்த
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

चिकन दिलदार
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

tavşan yürekli
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

pauroso
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

tchórzliwy
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

боягузливий
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

- pui la suflet
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

κοτόπουλο καρδιά
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

hoender hart
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

chicken- hearted
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

kylling - hearted
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of chicken-hearted

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «CHICKEN-HEARTED»

The term «chicken-hearted» is normally little used and occupies the 119.583 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «CHICKEN-HEARTED» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about chicken-hearted

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «CHICKEN-HEARTED»

Discover the use of chicken-hearted in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to chicken-hearted and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Eggstra courage for the chicken hearted: more heartfelt ...
Close "hen friends" including best-selling author, Becky Freeman, have teamed up to share with you heartwarming stories from thier own lives to inspire you to spring out of your nest and fly again.Each story remindes you that your never ...
Becky Freeman, Rebecca Barlow Jordan, Susan Duke, 1999
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Courage for the chicken hearted: humorous and inspiring ...
Five formerly chicken-hearted souls have hatched this "egg-citing" book which contains an inspiring collection of true, heartfelt stories, uplifting poems, insightful quotes, and homorous quips--all designed to give others confidence to ...
Becky Freeman, Becky Freeman Johnson, 1998
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Roy Orbison: Invention Of An Alternative Rock Masculinity
The origins of this unusual masculinity surface explicitly in “Chicken Hearted,” a Sun song released in 1956, in which Orbison revels in his cowardice (“I'd like to be a hero but I ain't got the nerve, I'm chicken hearted”) and his failure as a lover  ...
Peter Lehman, 2010
4
In Cold Blood
Powerful account of the brutal slaying of a Kansas family by two young ex-convicts.
Truman Capote, 2013
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Cassell's Dictionary of Slang
chicken-hearted adj. [late 18C+] cowardly, [chicken n.1 (1) + SE hearted] chicken hockey n. [1970s] (US) one's fig. intestines, innards, i.e. the 'stuffing', the ' daylights'; usu. in phr. kick/knock the chicken- hockey out of. [SE chicken + hockie n.
Jonathon Green, 2005
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In Cold Blood
At the door, Smith said to Hickock, "No chicken-hearted jurors, they!" They both laughed loudly, and a cameraman photographed them. The picture appeared in a Kansas paper above a caption entitled: "The Last Laugh?" A Week later Mrs.
Truman Capote, 1975
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Universal Dictionary of the English Language: A-Cre
A chicken-hearted pli'sou. "Why, t{on chlcken-heart.'—Scott: Tom Crlngle's L09. ch. x 'chicken-hearted, a. chicken ; fearful, cowardly. ". . . allow him a stout and valiant conductor; be“use he was himself so chicken-hearted n man.“— Bunyun .
Robert Hunter, Charles Morris, 1899
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The Encyclopædic Dictionary: A New, and Original Work of ...
allow him b stoat and valiant conductor : because he was bltnaelf m chicken- hearted a man."— Banyan: Pilgrim * Progreu, pt. il. chicken - meat, □ chekyn - mete, 'chikno mete, s. Bot. : (1) Sttllaria media ; (2) The Endive, Cichorium Endivia .
Robert Hunter, 1882
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The Encyclopaedic Dictionary: An Original Work of Reference ...
A chicken-hearted pers-m. - m:-Mn'—Sw¢t: Tom C'rtngle'l felueken-hearted, a. chicken ; fearful, cowardly. “. . . allow him a stout and valiant conductor; beause he was himself so chicken-hearted a man."taagaa. Pilyn'm's Progras, pt. ii. chicken ...
Robert Hunter, 1903
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The Pirate Primer: Mastering the Language of Swashbucklers ...
can be combined with an epithet either by connecting them with “for” (“blast him for a chicken-hearted lubber!”) or by replacing the third-person pronoun with the epithet (“blast the chicken-hearted lubber!”). • Curses that take an object of “you”  ...
George Choundas, 2010

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «CHICKEN-HEARTED»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term chicken-hearted is used in the context of the following news items.
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Guddu Rangeela
But they're chicken-hearted and won't get their hands soiled in anything grimy. They're happy working as tip-off agents, giving banditry clues to ... «Times of India, Jul 15»
2
The Man Who Purchased Kashmir
... and rated him for being so chicken-hearted,” Sufi has quoted from Godfrey Thomas Vigne's Travels In Kashmir, a firsthand account from his ... «Kashmir Life, Jun 15»
3
Securing a border post
... on return to Jangipur send a report to the SP that you are too chicken-hearted and lily-livered to become Officer-in- Charge of a police station ... «The Statesman, Jun 15»
4
Fabio under fire after Austria flop
"Capello created the chicken-hearted team," said former Spartak Moscow great and Soviet international defender Yevgeny Lovchev, as quoted ... «SuperSport, Jun 15»
5
IMAGINE, GREEDY TO THE EXTENT OF MORTGAGING T'GANU'S …
Such gallantry has never been witnessed in Umno where people are generally chicken-hearted when it comes to confronting the PM over ... «Malaysia Chronicle, May 15»
6
Pacquiao, Mayweather Mega Fight Hasn't Stirred Dar Much
Their sight alone is scary to the chicken-hearted, suggesting that every shot will be pile driving and deadly. The fighters may be going for the ... «AllAfrica.com, May 15»
7
Send PETA to school: WAFarmers
Great to see the WA mob doing something unlike the chicken-hearted do-nothings at AWI. Pay them 2% so they can hide when things get tough ... «Queensland Country Life, Apr 15»
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Rivers 2015: Wike remains upbeat
That is why the weak, the lily-livered, the chicken-hearted and those that dread the sight of blood have vowed never to get near the arena of ... «Daily Sun, Apr 15»
9
Spineless Pakistan crash out of World Cup
Playing their biggest limited-overs match since Mohali 2011, the chicken-hearted Pakistanis succumbed to Australia by six wickets to crash out ... «The News International, Mar 15»
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Amended metadata laws pass after Labor agrees changes – politics …
Shorten: What a surprise from a chicken-hearted government. This house condemns the prime minister for leading a chaotic and incompetent ... «The Guardian, Mar 15»

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« EDUCALINGO. Chicken-Hearted [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/chicken-hearted>. Nov 2019 ».
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