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English adjective: faint

1. faint deficient in magnitude; barely perceptible; lacking clarity or brightness or loudness etc


SamplesA 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.


Synonymsweak


Similarperceptible


Antonymsimperceptible, unperceivable

2. faint lacking clarity or distinctness


SamplesA 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.


Synonymsdim, shadowy, vague, wispy


Similarindistinct


Antonymsdistinct

3. faint lacking strength or vigor


SamplesDamning with faint praise.
Faint resistance.
Feeble efforts.
A feeble voice.


Synonymsfeeble


Similarweak


Antonymsstrong

4. faint weak and likely to lose consciousness


SamplesSuddenly 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.


Synonymslight, light-headed, lightheaded, swooning


Similarill, sick


Antonymswell

5. faint indistinctly understood or felt or perceived


SamplesA faint clue to the origin of the mystery.
Haven't the faintest idea.


Similarindistinct


Antonymsdistinct

6. faint lacking conviction or boldness or courage


SamplesFaint heart ne'er won fair lady.


Synonymsfaint-hearted, fainthearted, timid


Similarcowardly, fearful


Antonymsbrave, courageous


English noun: faint

1. faint (event) a spontaneous loss of consciousness caused by insufficient blood to the brain


Synonymsdeliquium, swoon, syncope


Broader (hypernym)loss of consciousness


English verb: faint

1. faint (body) pass out from weakness, physical or emotional distress due to a loss of blood supply to the brain


Synonymsconk, pass out, swoon


Pattern of useSomebody ----s


Broader (hypernym)black out, pass out, zonk out









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