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    faint - Dictionary definition and meaning for word faint

    Definition
    (noun) a spontaneous loss of consciousness caused by insufficient blood to the brain
    Synonyms : deliquium , swoon , syncope
    Definition
    (verb) pass out from weakness, physical or emotional distress due to a loss of blood supply to the brain
    Synonyms : conk , pass out , swoon
    Definition
    (adj) deficient in magnitude; barely perceptible; lacking clarity or brightness or loudness etc
    Synonyms : weak
    Example Sentence
    • a faint outline
    • the wan sun cast faint shadows
    • the faint light of a distant candle
    • weak colors
    • a faint hissing sound
    • a faint aroma
    • a weak pulse
    Definition
    (adj) lacking clarity or distinctness
    Synonyms : dim , shadowy , vague , wispy
    Example Sentence
    • a dim figure in the distance
    • only a faint recollection
    • shadowy figures in the gloom
    • saw a vague outline of a building through the fog
    • a few wispy memories of childhood
    Definition
    (adj) lacking strength or vigor
    Synonyms : feeble
    Example Sentence
    • damning with faint praise
    • faint resistance
    • feeble efforts
    • a feeble voice
    Definition
    (adj) weak and likely to lose consciousness
    Example Sentence
    • suddenly felt faint from the pain
    • was sick and faint from hunger
    • felt light in the head
    • a swooning fit
    • light-headed with wine
    • light-headed from lack of sleep
    Definition
    (adj) indistinctly understood or felt or perceived
    Example Sentence
    • a faint clue to the origin of the mystery
    • haven't the faintest idea
    Definition
    (adj) lacking conviction or boldness or courage
    Example Sentence
    • faint heart ne'er won fair lady
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