Definitions for faintness

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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


Princeton's WordNet

  1. faintness(noun)

    a feeling of faintness and of being ready to swoon

  2. faintness(noun)

    the property of being without strength

    "the faintness or potency of the feeling"

  3. faintness(noun)

    barely audible

  4. faintheartedness, faintness(noun)

    the trait of lacking boldness and courage

    "faintness of heart and infirmity of purpose"

  5. dimness, faintness(noun)

    the quality of being dim or lacking contrast


  1. faintness(Noun)

    The property of being or feeling faint.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Faintness(noun)

    the state of being faint; loss of strength, or of consciousness, and self-control

  2. Faintness(noun)

    want of vigor or energy

  3. Faintness(noun)

    feebleness, as of color or light; lack of distinctness; as, faintness of description

  4. Faintness(noun)

    faint-heartedness; timorousness; dejection

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