Definitions for faintfeɪnt

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

faintfeɪnt(adj.; v.; n.)faint•er; faint•est

  1. (adj.)lacking brightness, vividness, clearness, loudness, strength, etc.

  2. feeble or slight.

  3. feeling weak, dizzy, or exhausted; about to lose consciousness.

  4. lacking courage; cowardly; timorous.

  5. (v.i.)to lose consciousness temporarily.

    Category: Pathology

  6. to lose brightness.

  7. Archaic. to grow weak; lose spirit or courage.

  8. (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′ness(n.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. faint, swoon, syncope, deliquium(adj)

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

  2. faint, weak(adj)

    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"

  3. 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"

  4. faint, feeble(adj)

    lacking strength or vigor

    "damning with faint praise"; "faint resistance"; "feeble efforts"; "a feeble voice"

  5. 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"

  6. faint(adj)

    indistinctly understood or felt or perceived

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

  7. faint, fainthearted, timid, faint-hearted(verb)

    lacking conviction or boldness or courage

    "faint heart ne'er won fair lady"

  8. 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

  1. faint(verb)ɪnt

    to suddenly become unconscious

    She hit her head when she fainted.

Wiktionary

  1. faint(Noun)

    The act of fainting.

  2. faint(Noun)

    The state of one who has fainted; a swoon.

  3. faint(Verb)

    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).

  4. faint(Adjective)

    Lacking strength; weak; languid; inclined to swoon; as, faint with fatigue, hunger, or thirst.

  5. faint(Adjective)

    Wanting in courage, spirit, or energy; timorous; cowardly; dejected; depressed.

    "Faint heart ne'er won fair lady." Robert Burns - To Dr. Blackjack.

  6. faint(Adjective)

    Lacking distinctness; hardly perceptible; striking the senses feebly; not bright, or loud, or sharp, or forcible; weak; as, a faint color, or sound.

  7. faint(Adjective)

    Performed, done, or acted, in a weak or feeble manner; not exhibiting vigor, strength, or energy; slight; as, faint efforts; faint resistance.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Faint

    lacking strength; weak; languid; inclined to swoon; as, faint with fatigue, hunger, or thirst

  2. Faint

    wanting in courage, spirit, or energy; timorous; cowardly; dejected; depressed; as, "Faint heart ne'er won fair lady."

  3. Faint

    lacking distinctness; hardly perceptible; striking the senses feebly; not bright, or loud, or sharp, or forcible; weak; as, a faint color, or sound

  4. Faint

    performed, done, or acted, in a weak or feeble manner; not exhibiting vigor, strength, or energy; slight; as, faint efforts; faint resistance

  5. Faint(noun)

    the act of fainting, or the state of one who has fainted; a swoon. [R.] See Fainting, n

  6. Faint(verb)

    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

  7. Faint(noun)

    to sink into dejection; to lose courage or spirit; to become depressed or despondent

  8. Faint(noun)

    to decay; to disappear; to vanish

  9. Faint(verb)

    to cause to faint or become dispirited; to depress; to weaken

Freebase

  1. Faint

    "Faint" is a song by rock band Linkin Park from their second studio album Meteora. The song was released as the album's second single on June 9, 2003 and entered the top thirty on the majority of the charts it appeared on, including the Hot 100, in which it peaked at #48. The song reached #1 on the U.S. Modern Rock Tracks, becoming the band's third number-one hit on the chart. The song would later be featured on the group's mashup EP with Jay-Z, Collision Course, where it was mashed up with lyrics of the song Jigga What from Vol. 2... Hard Knock Life.

British National Corpus

  1. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'faint' in Adjectives Frequency: #634


Translations for faint

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

faint(adjective)

lacking in strength, brightness, courage etc

The sound grew faint; a faint light.

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