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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [chik-uh n hahr-tid]
    • /ˈtʃɪk ən ˈhɑr tɪd/
    • /ˈtʃɪkɪn hɑːt/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [chik-uh n hahr-tid]
    • /ˈtʃɪk ən ˈhɑr tɪd/

Definitions of chicken-hearted word

  • adjective chicken-hearted easily frightened; cowardly 3
  • adjective chicken-hearted cowardly; timid 3
  • adjective chicken-hearted timid; fearful; cowardly. 1
  • adjective chicken-hearted not brave; lacking courage; cowardly. 0

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Origin of chicken-hearted

First appearance:

before 1675
One of the 48% oldest English words
An Americanism dating back to 1675-85

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Parts of speech for Chicken-hearted


chicken-hearted popularity

This term is known only to a narrow circle of people with rare knowledge. Only 1% of English native speakers know the meaning of this word.
According to our data most of word are more popular. This word is almost not used. It has a much more popular synonym.

Synonyms for chicken-hearted

adj chicken-hearted

  • dastardly — If you describe an action as dastardly, you mean it is wicked and intended to hurt someone.
  • afraid — If you are afraid of someone or afraid to do something, you are frightened because you think that something very unpleasant is going to happen to you.
  • anxious — If you are anxious to do something or anxious that something should happen, you very much want to do it or very much want it to happen.
  • apprehensive — Someone who is apprehensive is afraid that something bad may happen.
  • backward — A backward movement or look is in the direction that your back is facing. Some people use backwards for this meaning.

Antonyms for chicken-hearted

adj chicken-hearted

  • brave — Someone who is brave is willing to do things which are dangerous, and does not show fear in difficult or dangerous situations.
  • courageous — Someone who is courageous shows courage.
  • daring — People who are daring are willing to do or say things which are new or which might shock or anger other people.
  • dauntless — A dauntless person is brave and confident and not easily frightened.
  • unafraid — feeling fear; filled with apprehension: afraid to go.

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