Definition of chicken-hearted in English:

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chicken-hearted

Pronunciation: /ˌCHikənˈhärdəd/
(also chicken-livered)

adjective

Easily frightened; cowardly.
Example sentences
  • We look so chicken-livered to the rest of the world that they think they can easily intimidate us into doing what they want.
  • It is incumbent upon me, as leader, to stamp out this sort of morale-sapping, chicken-hearted nonsense.
  • It is an unalloyed good, and it is sad to see our politicians responding with such chicken-hearted paranoia.

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Syllabification: chick·en-heart·ed

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