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Meaning & Definition of Faint in English

English

Faint

/fent/

noun

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

    synonym:
  • faint
  • ,
  • swoon
  • ,
  • syncope
  • ,
  • deliquium

verb

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

    synonym:
  • faint
  • ,
  • conk
  • ,
  • swoon
  • ,
  • pass out

adjective

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

3. Lacking strength or vigor

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

6. Lacking conviction or boldness or courage

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