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Meaning & Definition of Faint in English





1. A spontaneous loss of consciousness caused by insufficient blood to the brain

  • faint,
  • swoon,
  • syncope,
  • deliquium


1. Pass out from weakness, physical or emotional distress due to a loss of blood supply to the brain

  • faint,
  • conk,
  • swoon,
  • pass out


1. Deficient in magnitude

  • Barely perceptible
  • Lacking clarity or brightness or loudness etc
  • "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"
  • faint,
  • weak

2. Lacking clarity or distinctness

  • "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"
  • dim,
  • faint,
  • shadowy,
  • vague,
  • wispy

3. Lacking strength or vigor

  • "Damning with faint praise"
  • "Faint resistance"
  • "Feeble efforts"
  • "A feeble voice"
  • faint,
  • feeble

4. Weak and likely to lose consciousness

  • "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"
  • faint,
  • light,
  • swooning,
  • light-headed,
  • lightheaded

5. Indistinctly understood or felt or perceived

  • "A faint clue to the origin of the mystery"
  • "Haven't the faintest idea"
  • faint

6. Lacking conviction or boldness or courage

  • "Faint heart ne'er won fair lady"
  • faint,
  • fainthearted,
  • timid,
  • faint-hearted

Examples of using

I feel dizzy. I think I'm going to faint
Don't faint! Not until you sign the contract.
Would God, I were the tender apple blossom, That floats and falls from off the twisted bough, To lie and faint within your silken bosom, Within your silken bosom as that does now.