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The road to positivity is strewn with the abandoned vehicles of the faint-hearted.
Peter McWilliams

Meaning of "faint-hearted" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF FAINT-HEARTED

faint-hearted  [ˌfeɪntˈhɑːtɪd] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF FAINT-HEARTED

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Faint-Hearted is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES FAINT-HEARTED MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Definition of faint-hearted in the English dictionary

The definition of faint-hearted in the dictionary is the faint-hearted people of a nervous disposition.


WORDS THAT RHYME WITH FAINT-HEARTED


black-hearted
ˈblækˌhɑːtɪd
brokenhearted
ˌbrəʊkənˈhɑːtɪd
departed
dɪˈpɑːtɪd
downhearted
ˌdaʊnˈhɑːtɪd
false-hearted
ˌfɔːlsˈhɑːtɪd
good-hearted
ˌɡʊdˈhɑːtɪd
hardhearted
ˌhɑːdˈhɑːtɪd
ironhearted
ˌaɪənˈhɑːtɪd
parted
ˈpɑːtɪd
proudhearted
ˌpraʊdˈhɑːtɪd
pure-hearted
ˌpjʊəˈhɑːtɪd
softhearted
ˌsɒftˈhɑːtɪd
steely-hearted
ˈstiːlɪˌhɑːtɪd
stouthearted
ˌstaʊtˈhɑːtɪd
tenderhearted
ˌtɛndəˈhɑːtɪd
true-hearted
ˌtruːˈhɑːtɪd
uncharted
ʌnˈtʃɑːtɪd
unimparted
ˌʌnɪmˈpɑːtɪd
weakhearted
ˌwiːkˈhɑːtɪd
wholehearted
ˌhəʊlˈhɑːtɪd

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE FAINT-HEARTED

failure
fain
faineance
faineancy
faineantise
fainites
fainly
fainness
fains
faint
faint-ruled paper
fainter
faintheartedly
faintheartedness
fainting fit
faintish
faintly
faintness
faints
fainty

WORDS THAT END LIKE FAINT-HEARTED

big-hearted
chicken-hearted
cold-hearted
converted
free-hearted
great-hearted
half-hearted
heavy-hearted
kind-hearted
large-hearted
light-hearted
lion-hearted
not for the faint-hearted
open-hearted
overparted
pigeon-hearted
simple-hearted
stony-hearted
unparted
warm-hearted
warted

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

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «FAINT-HEARTED»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «faint-hearted» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of faint-hearted

Translation of «faint-hearted» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF FAINT-HEARTED

Find out the translation of faint-hearted to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of faint-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 «faint-hearted» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

胆怯
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

pusilánimes
570 millions of speakers

English

faint-hearted
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

बेहोश दिल
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

ضعاف القلوب
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

слабонервных
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

fracos de coração
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

ভীরু
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

timorés
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Lemah hati
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

kleinmütig
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

臆病な
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

초보
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Kurang ajar
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

e lệ
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

மயக்கம் மனம் படைத்த
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

दमदार हृदय
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

değmesini
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

pusillanime
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

bojaźliwych
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

слабонервних
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

slabi de inimă
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

λιπόψυχους
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

sissies
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

fega
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

pyser
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of faint-hearted

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «FAINT-HEARTED»

The term «faint-hearted» is regularly used and occupies the 80.184 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «FAINT-HEARTED» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «faint-hearted» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «faint-hearted» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

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

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2 QUOTES WITH «FAINT-HEARTED»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word faint-hearted.
1
Peter McWilliams
The road to positivity is strewn with the abandoned vehicles of the faint-hearted.
2
Debra Winger
When I was younger I probably didn't understand something basic about tact, but I think it kept faint-hearted people at arm's distance and that's not such a bad thing, because life is short and I know the kind of people I want to work with.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «FAINT-HEARTED»

Discover the use of faint-hearted in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to faint-hearted and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
Evangelism for the Fainthearted
(Foreword by Luis Palau; updated edition) A real-life, proven approach for communicating the gospel through meaningful conversations, earning trust, and studying the Bible with interested seekers.
Floyd Schneider, 1999
2
Not for the Faint-Hearted: Metropolitan Police Commissioner, ...
In this absorbing and controversial memoir, John Stevens records highlights of his meteoric career, from walking the beat as a constable on London's Tottenham Court Road during the 1960s to the summit of his profession as Commissioner of ...
John Stevens, 2006
3
The Faint-Hearted Bolshevik
Short-listed for one of the most prestigious literary awards in Spain before being made into a successful film, The Faint-hearted Bolshevik has, over the fifteen years since its first edition, become an undisputed classic of contemporary ...
Lorenzo Silva, 2013
4
Even Grimmer Tales: Not for the Faint-Hearted
With witty prose pieces to set the scene and Leszek Hermanowicz's clever drawings to enhance the mood, each poem becomes a tour de force, demonstrating how these tales still have relevance today. The Brothers would certainly approve!
Valerie Volk, 2012
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Not for the Faint Hearted - Tales from the Masters of Horror ...
A collection of the very best of gothic and macabre short stories from the finest authors, including, Edgar Allan Poe, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Ambrose Bierce, Bram Stoker, M. R. James and H. P. Lovecraft.
Various, 2011
6
Comfort for the Faint-Hearted
When wrote this book in 1555, his world was torn by new religious divisions and on the brink of annihilation by the Turks. Blosius makes no mention of the problems of his age at all.
Ludocivus Blosius, 1999
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Pansegrouw's Crossword Dictionary
... pusillanimous, remote, sick, slight, soft, subdued, swoon(ing), syncope, unconsciousness, vague, weak, woozy faint from heat swelter faint from hunger leery faint halo or light around sun or moon corona faint-hearted timid faint in colour dim, ...
Louisa Pansegrouw, 1994
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Analytical Concordance to the Bible: On an Entirely New ...
4 fear not, neither be faint hearted for the Jer. 51. 46 lest your heart faint, and ye fear for the 17. To show self feeble, n^Taphah, 7. Pror 24. 10 (ft) thou faint in the day of adrersity 18. To turn out badly, cave in, ixKiutta ekkakco. Lukei8. 1 ought ...
Robert Young, 1882
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A Complete Word and Phrase Concordance to the Poems and ...
Faint-hearted. Nae cauld faint-hearted doubtings tease him ; S. The Author's Cry and Prayer. P. Faint, to. Vet they, even they, with all their strength, Began to faint and fail ; New Psalmody.
J. B. Reid, 1889
10
A Hebrew and English Lexicon of the Old Testament: Including ...
E to be timid, faint-hearted. High. to make faint-hearted, to make sad, with 32_ Ez. 13: 22. Niph. to be upbraided, seq. ]a to be frightened away, to be driven out. Job 30: 8 ynxn—jn 1N33 they are frightened out of the land. The Dag. in Caph is ...
Wilhelm Gesenius, 1836

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

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term faint-hearted is used in the context of the following news items.
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Theatre review: To Kill A Mockingbird
Mockingbird is not a story for the faint-hearted, but it remains one of the most darkly affecting explorations of America's dark legacy of slavery. «City A.M., Jul 15»
2
Dharmendra in LBD, Jeetendra in miniskirt: Baahubali sent us …
We have drawn up a list and this isn't one for the faint-hearted. Warning: It involves Dharmendra and Jeetendra's thighs. Shah Rukh Khan in ... «Firstpost, Jul 15»
3
Women's football is at fever pitch, with crowds soaring and NI …
... the pride and the commitment from the 22 players in this no-holds-barred Belfast derby, which wasn't one for the faint-hearted with crunching ... «Belfast Telegraph, Jul 15»
4
Intense 'The Tribe' follows deaf teen's journey
And be warned: It is not for the faint-hearted. It contains brutal violence, near-explicit sex, a harrowing abortion scene and full-frontal nudity. «Wichita Eagle, Jul 15»
5
Aussie fast bowling great Jeff Thomson to train Mumbai bowlers
Thomson has inked a two-year deal with the association. Any batsman who felt faint-hearted at the prospect of facing 'Thommo' was a goner. «Daily News & Analysis, Jul 15»
6
The Best Quotations (and Key Themes) From the Pope's …
(see also passage 116 for nice point that environmentalism is often viewed as "something only the faint-hearted care about" versus a "sense of ... «Huffington Post, Jul 15»
7
China stock crash prompts drastic action to enforce price stability
... but the turmoil of the past week is a salutary reminder that the still-immature Chinese equity market is not an area for the faint-hearted.'. «This is Money, Jul 15»
8
Oysters are the stars on Bluff's special day
Much of the work here involves the sea; manning the oyster boats or the fishing boats, and it is not for the faint-hearted. The aluminium smelter ... «New Zealand Herald, Jul 15»
9
GoPro Inc (GPRO) Technicals Suggest Recent Pullback A Good …
Investing in GoPro is not for the faint-hearted. There are several concerns on valuation - the stock trades at 38 times next year's projected ... «Bidness ETC, Jul 15»
10
The people of Greece must be heard: No more!
The opposite is the case, as Petros Papakonstantinou wrote of the referendum result: "The people overpowered the faint-hearted, the saboteurs ... «Socialist Worker Online, Jul 15»

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« EDUCALINGO. Faint-Hearted [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/faint-hearted>. Aug 2019 ».
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