chickenhearted chickenhearted

Definition(s):

  • (adj) easily frightened

Usage(s):

  1. Stout urged this bitterness primarily as a safeguard against chickenhearted United Nations action at the peace table.
  2. There was not one chickenhearted, people-toed electronics messenger, they snorted, which could match the feats of wartime homing pigeons.
  3. There is something chickenhearted about this backing away from the sort of big finish that pictures like this implicitly promise.

Quotes

  • The Boston Globe's Ty Burr says, "Kranks is a feel-good movie in which every character is hateful : and a Christmas movie too chickenhearted to mention Jesus."
    on Dec 2, 2004 By: Ty Burr Source: ChristianityToday.com

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