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Princeton's WordNet

  1. faint, swoon, syncope, deliquiumadjective

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

  2. faint, weakadjective

    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, wispyadjective

    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, feebleadjective

    lacking strength or vigor

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

  5. faint, light, swooning, light-headed, lightheadedadjective

    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. faintadjective

    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-heartedverb

    lacking conviction or boldness or courage

    "faint heart ne'er won fair lady"

  8. faint, conk, swoon, pass outverb

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

Wiktionary

  1. faintnoun

    The act of fainting.

  2. faintnoun

    The state of one who has fainted; a swoon.

  3. faintverb

    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. faintadjective

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

  5. faintadjective

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

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

  6. faintadjective

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

  7. faintadjective

    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

    Etymology: [OE. feint, faint, false, faint, F. feint, p. p. of feindre to feign, suppose, hesitate. See Feign, and cf. Feint.]

  2. Faint

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

    Etymology: [OE. feint, faint, false, faint, F. feint, p. p. of feindre to feign, suppose, hesitate. See Feign, and cf. Feint.]

  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

    Etymology: [OE. feint, faint, false, faint, F. feint, p. p. of feindre to feign, suppose, hesitate. See Feign, and cf. Feint.]

  4. Faint

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

    Etymology: [OE. feint, faint, false, faint, F. feint, p. p. of feindre to feign, suppose, hesitate. See Feign, and cf. Feint.]

  5. Faintnoun

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

    Etymology: [OE. feint, faint, false, faint, F. feint, p. p. of feindre to feign, suppose, hesitate. See Feign, and cf. Feint.]

  6. Faintverb

    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

    Etymology: [OE. feint, faint, false, faint, F. feint, p. p. of feindre to feign, suppose, hesitate. See Feign, and cf. Feint.]

  7. Faintnoun

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

    Etymology: [OE. feint, faint, false, faint, F. feint, p. p. of feindre to feign, suppose, hesitate. See Feign, and cf. Feint.]

  8. Faintnoun

    to decay; to disappear; to vanish

    Etymology: [OE. feint, faint, false, faint, F. feint, p. p. of feindre to feign, suppose, hesitate. See Feign, and cf. Feint.]

  9. Faintverb

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

    Etymology: [OE. feint, faint, false, faint, F. feint, p. p. of feindre to feign, suppose, hesitate. See Feign, and cf. Feint.]

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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Faint

    fānt, adj. wanting in strength: fading: lacking distinctness: not bright or forcible: weak in spirit: lacking courage: depressed: done in a feeble way.—v.i. to become feeble or weak: to lose strength, colour, &c.: to swoon: to fade or decay: to vanish: to lose courage or spirit: to become depressed.—v.t. (rare) to render faint.—n. a swoon.—p.adj. Faint′ed (Milt.), exhausted.—adjs. Faint′-heart, Faint′-heart′ed, cowardly: timorous.—adv. Faint′-heart′edly.—ns. Faint′-heart′edness; Faint′ing.—adj. Faint′ish, slightly faint.—n. Faint′ishness.—adv. Faint′ly.—n. Faint′ness, want of strength: feebleness of colour, light, &c.: dejection.—adj. Faint′y, faintish. [O. Fr. feint (Fr. feindre), feigned—L. fingĕre, to feign.]

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. faint

    To lose courage or spirit; to become depressed or despondent.

British National Corpus

  1. Adjectives Frequency

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

Anagrams for FAINT »

  1. Fanti

  2. fitna

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of FAINT in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of FAINT in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of FAINT in a Sentence

  1. Jim Chilton:

    Entry, descent and landing is not for the faint of heart, make no mistake, we still have something to prove here on entry tomorrow.

  2. Scott Sheppard:

    It’s fairly faint. We don’t know its precise orbit yet and we don’t know anything about its chemical composition, we can guess at its size. We don’t know how much light it reflects. If it reflects a lot of light, if it’s very bright, it will be a smaller object. If it’s a darker object and doesn’t reflect much light, it would be much bigger.

  3. Ed Wegel:

    When you look at history since '78, how many airlines started, how many didn't make it, it's not a business for the faint of heart, but we believe there are opportunities that will present themselves for us once we show we are a good airline operator.

  4. Marvin Cooley:

    We must pity the poor wretched, timid soul who is too faint-hearted to resist his oppressors. He sings the song of the dammed: “I can’t fight back; I have too much to lose; I own too much property; I have worked too hard to get what I have; They will put me out of business if I resist; I might go to jail; I have my family to think about.” Such poor miserable creatures have misplaced values and are hiding their cowardice behind pretended family responsibility -- blindly refusing to see that the most glorious legacy that one can bequeath to posterity is liberty; and that the only true security is liberty.

  5. Bertrand Russell:

    Even in civilized mankind faint traces of monogamous instincts can be perceived.

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Translations for FAINT

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  • припадам, неясен, немощен, слаб, неотчетлив, припадане, плах, припадъкBulgarian
  • acubar-se, desmai, tènue, dèbil, febleCatalan, Valencian
  • omdlítCzech
  • besvimelse, besvimeDanish
  • Ohnmacht, in Ohnmacht fallen, kraftlos, ohnmächtig werden, schwachGerman
  • desmayo, tenue, débil, desmayarSpanish
  • minestamaEstonian
  • geldoBasque
  • heiveröinen, pyörtyä, hämärä, heikkoFinnish
  • svímaFaroese
  • faible, craintif, timoré, évanoui, s'évanouir, se pâmer, évanouissementFrench
  • neul, rach an neulScottish Gaelic
  • כההHebrew
  • նվաղել, տկարArmenian
  • pingsanIndonesian
  • svenire, debole, svenimento, tenue, incerto, pavido, indistinto, timorosoItalian
  • かすか, 気の弱い, 失神, 淡い, 気が弱い, 弱々しいJapanese
  • эсинен тануу, эс оош, эси ооп жыгылып калуу, талып калуу, талууKyrgyz
  • nualpimas, alpulysLithuanian
  • hauhauaitu, tōririki, porepore, maiangi, hauaitu, tōriki, maiengiMāori
  • pengsanMalay
  • zwak, flauwvallen, bezwijmenDutch
  • besvime, svime avNorwegian
  • tênue, desmaio, pávido, desmaiar, lânguidoPortuguese
  • обморок, терять сознание, слабонервный, слабый, тусклый, потерять сознание, падать в обморок, упасть в обморок, вялыйRussian
  • svimning, svimmaSwedish
  • bayılmak, bayılma, baygınlıkTurkish

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