Easily frightened; cowardly.
- 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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