faint-hearted faint-hearted

Definition(s):

  • (adj) lacking conviction or boldness or courage

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  1. It has not been the path for the faint-hearted for those who prefer leisure over work, or seek only the pleasures of riches and fame.
  2. Tidal power isn't for the faint-hearted, as Verdant Power CEO William Taylor knows from experience.
  3. House-hunting in Tuscany is not for the faint-hearted Greenland Comes In from the Cold This isolated island in the North Atlantic is learning to cope with life in the 21st century.

News

  1. McNish chasing a Le Mans hat-trick

    By Alan Baldwin LONDON (Reuters) - Thundering down the long Mulsanne Straight at more than 240kph in the dark, with the car squirming on rainsoaked asphalt and the headlights searching through a murky wall of spray, is no place for the faint-hearted. Allan McNish, two times Le Mans 24 Hours winner and a strong contender in the number two Audi when the sportscar classic celebrates its 90th ...
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Reuters via Yahoo! Sports

  2. Motor racing-McNish chasing a Le Mans hat-trick

    By Alan Baldwin LONDON, June 13 (Reuters) - Thundering down the long Mulsanne Straight at more than 240kph in the dark, with the car squirming on rainsoaked asphalt and the headlights searching through a murky wall of spray, is no place for the faint-hearted. Allan McNish, two times Le Mans 24 Hours winner and a strong contender in the number two Audi when the sportscar classic celebrates its ...
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Reuters via Yahoo! Sports

Quotes

  1. "In reaffirming the greatness of our nation, we understand that greatness is never a given," Obama said. "It must be earned. Our journey has never been one of shortcuts or settling for less. It has not been the path for the faint-hearted...
    on Jan 20, 2009 By: Barack Obama Source: Meridian Star

  2. "We are recommending a Canadian commitment to Afghanistan that is neither open-ended nor faint-hearted," Manley said in a statement. "What is evident is that the commitment to Afghanistan made by successive Canadian governments has not yet...
    on Jan 22, 2008 By: John Manley Source: Fort Frances Times

  3. "You have at least had the guts to throw yourself in the public arena, to run for the presidency. And that's better than a lot of faint-hearted detractors will ever do in this world," Simpson said.
    on Aug 23, 2008 By: Alan Simpson Source: Kansas City Star

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