Definitions for faintfeɪnt
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
faintfeɪnt(adj.; v.; n.)faint•er; faint•est
(adj.)lacking brightness, vividness, clearness, loudness, strength, etc.
feeble or slight.
feeling weak, dizzy, or exhausted; about to lose consciousness.
lacking courage; cowardly; timorous.
(v.i.)to lose consciousness temporarily.
to lose brightness.
Archaic. to grow weak; lose spirit or courage.
(n.)a temporary loss of consciousness resulting from a decreased flow of blood to the brain; swoon.
Origin of faint:
1250–1300; ME < AF, OF, ptp. of faindre, var. of feindrefeign
faint, swoon, syncope, deliquium(adj)
a spontaneous loss of consciousness caused by insufficient blood to the brain
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"
dim, faint, shadowy, vague, wispy(adj)
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"
lacking strength or vigor
"damning with faint praise"; "faint resistance"; "feeble efforts"; "a feeble voice"
faint, light, swooning, light-headed, lightheaded(adj)
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"
indistinctly understood or felt or perceived
"a faint clue to the origin of the mystery"; "haven't the faintest idea"
faint, fainthearted, timid, faint-hearted(verb)
lacking conviction or boldness or courage
"faint heart ne'er won fair lady"
faint, conk, swoon, pass out(verb)
pass out from weakness, physical or emotional distress due to a loss of blood supply to the brain
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
to suddenly become unconscious
She hit her head when she fainted.
The act of fainting.
The state of one who has fainted; a swoon.
To lose consciousness. Caused by a lack of oxygen or nutrients to the brain, usually as a result of a suddenly reduced blood flow (may be caused by emotional trauma, loss of blood or various medical conditions).
Lacking strength; weak; languid; inclined to swoon; as, faint with fatigue, hunger, or thirst.
Wanting in courage, spirit, or energy; timorous; cowardly; dejected; depressed.
"Faint heart ne'er won fair lady." Robert Burns - To Dr. Blackjack.
Lacking distinctness; hardly perceptible; striking the senses feebly; not bright, or loud, or sharp, or forcible; weak; as, a faint color, or sound.
Performed, done, or acted, in a weak or feeble manner; not exhibiting vigor, strength, or energy; slight; as, faint efforts; faint resistance.
lacking strength; weak; languid; inclined to swoon; as, faint with fatigue, hunger, or thirst
wanting in courage, spirit, or energy; timorous; cowardly; dejected; depressed; as, "Faint heart ne'er won fair lady."
lacking distinctness; hardly perceptible; striking the senses feebly; not bright, or loud, or sharp, or forcible; weak; as, a faint color, or sound
performed, done, or acted, in a weak or feeble manner; not exhibiting vigor, strength, or energy; slight; as, faint efforts; faint resistance
the act of fainting, or the state of one who has fainted; a swoon. [R.] See Fainting, n
to become weak or wanting in vigor; to grow feeble; to lose strength and color, and the control of the bodily or mental functions; to swoon; -- sometimes with away. See Fainting, n
to sink into dejection; to lose courage or spirit; to become depressed or despondent
to decay; to disappear; to vanish
to cause to faint or become dispirited; to depress; to weaken
Translations for faint
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
lacking in strength, brightness, courage etc
The sound grew faint; a faint light.
- swak, dof, vaagAfrikaans
- ضَعيف، باهِتArabic
- desmaiadoPortuguese (BR)
- εξασθενημένος, αμυδρόςGreek
- débil, tenueSpanish
- slab, plah, tihCroatian
- daufur; huglaus;þróttlausIcelandic
- silpnas, menkasLithuanian
- neskaidrs; blāvs; niecīgsLatvian
- svak, vag; engstelig, forsaktNorwegian
- nikły, słabyPolish
- 微弱的Chinese (Trad.)
- боязкий; млявийUkrainian
- ہمت ، طاقت وغیرہ میں کم ہوناUrdu
- mờ nhạtVietnamese
- 微弱的Chinese (Simp.)
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