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Adjective: faint (fainter,faintest)  feynt
  1. Deficient in magnitude; barely perceptible; lacking clarity, brightness or loudness etc
    "a faint outline"; "the wan sun cast faint shadows"; "the faint light of a distant candle"; "a faint hissing sound";
    - weak
  2. Lacking clarity or distinctness
    "only a faint recollection";
    - dim, shadowy, vague, wispy
  3. Lacking strength or vigour
    "damning with faint praise"; "faint resistance";
    - feeble
  4. Weak and likely to lose consciousness
    "suddenly felt faint from the pain"; "was sick and faint from hunger";
    - light, swooning, light-headed, lightheaded
  5. Indistinctly understood, felt or perceived
    "a faint clue to the origin of the mystery"; "haven't the faintest idea"
  6. Lacking conviction, boldness or courage
    "faint heart ne'er won fair lady";
    - fainthearted, timid, faint-hearted
Noun: faint  feynt
  1. A spontaneous loss of consciousness caused by insufficient blood to the brain
    - swoon, syncope, deliquium
Verb: faint  feynt
  1. Pass out from weakness, physical or emotional distress due to a loss of blood supply to the brain
    - conk [informal], swoon, pass out

Sounds like: eyra, Eire, Arat, fein

Derived forms: fainted, fainter, fainting, faintest, faints

See also: cowardly, fearful, ill, indistinct, perceptible, sick, weak

Type of: black out, loss of consciousness, pass out, zonk [informal], zonk out [informal]

Encyclopedia: Faint, The