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Synonyms for fainthearted

lacking conviction or boldness or courage

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of several vile actions which I have never committed, and faintheartedly denied some other misdeeds which I accomplished with joy, an error of bravado, an offence against human respect; refused a friend an easy service, and gave a written recommendation to a perfect clown; oh, isn't that enough?
This method of recounting unattributed gossip and then faintheartedly denying the content of the gossip is repeated with the results that Anderson does not emerge as "sensitive" and vital but as the caricature he has become in Glasgow studies.