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fainthearted

adjective [before noun] uk   /ˌfeɪntˈhɑː.tɪd/  us   /-ˈhɑːr.t̬ɪd/
Someone who is fainthearted is not confident or brave and dislikes taking unnecessary risks: He deals with subjects more fainthearted filmmakers would stay away from.

fainthearted

noun [plural] uk   /ˌfeɪntˈhɑː.tɪd/  us   /-ˈhɑːr.t̬ɪd/
the fainthearted people who are not brave: The drive along the winding coast road is not for the fainthearted.
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