Definitions for faint

Definitions for (noun) faint

Main entry: deliquium, faint, swoon, syncope

Definition: a spontaneous loss of consciousness caused by insufficient blood to the brain

Definitions for (verb) faint

Main entry: faint, conk, swoon, pass out

Definition: pass out from weakness, physical or emotional distress due to a loss of blood supply to the brain

Definitions for (adj) faint

Main entry: timid, faint, faint-hearted, fainthearted

Definition: lacking conviction or boldness or courage

Usage: faint heart ne'er won fair lady

Main entry: faint, shadowy, dim, vague, wispy

Definition: lacking clarity or distinctness

Usage: 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

Main entry: faint

Definition: indistinctly understood or felt or perceived

Usage: a faint clue to the origin of the mystery; haven't the faintest idea

Main entry: weak, faint

Definition: deficient in magnitude; barely perceptible; lacking clarity or brightness or loudness etc

Usage: 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

Main entry: faint, feeble

Definition: lacking strength or vigor

Usage: damning with faint praise; faint resistance; feeble efforts; a feeble voice

Main entry: swooning, faint, light, light-headed, lightheaded

Definition: weak and likely to lose consciousness

Usage: 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

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