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Synonyms of 'faint-hearted'

(adjective) 
Definition
lacking courage and confidence
The voters may be ready to punish the politicians who devised a faint-hearted solidarity pact.
Synonyms
timid
A timid child, she had learnt obedience at an early age.
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weak
a clash between a weak minister and a domineering civil servant
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cowardly
I was too cowardly to complain.
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diffident
She was diffident and reserved in meetings.
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spineless
bureaucrats and spineless politicians
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boneless
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timorous (literary)
He is a reclusive, timorous creature.
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irresolute
They launched the attack for fear of seeming irresolute.
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half-arsed (British, slang)
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chickenshit (US, slang)
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half-assed (US, Canadian, slang)
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yellow (informal)
You yellow dogs!
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Additional synonyms

in the sense of cowardly
I was too cowardly to complain.
Synonyms
gutless (informal),
yellow (informal),
chicken (slang),
shrinking,
dastardly (old-fashioned),
boneless,
timorous (literary),
weak-kneed (informal),
chickenshit (US, slang),
recreant (archaic),
caitiff (archaic),
chicken-hearted,
lily-livered (old-fashioned),
white-livered,
sookie (New Zealand)
in the sense of diffident
Definition
lacking self-confidence
She was diffident and reserved in meetings.
in the sense of irresolute
Definition
unable to make decisions
They launched the attack for fear of seeming irresolute.
Synonyms
hesitating,
wavering,
in two minds,
undetermined,
half-arsed (British, slang),
half-assed (US, Canadian, slang),

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