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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

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

    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. Faint(noun)

    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. 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

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

  7. Faint(noun)

    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. Faint(noun)

    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. Faint(verb)

    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. Jeff Horowitz:

    It's not for the faint of heart, you need to have a flexible risk needle. The old school attitude of compliance being Doctor No really doesn't translate well to this industry.

  2. Lindsay Lohan:

    One time I was sick with a bug, I had been vomiting all day, but no way was I going to miss a show, i was sitting there beforehand seeing spots in front of my eyes. I had a plan: if I felt sick on stage I was going to faint, play dead, pretend it was part of the script. Didn't happen fortunately.

  3. 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.

  4. Scott Sheppard:

    Its very faint, its on the edge of our ability to detect it.

  5. William Wordsworth:

    The human mind is capable of excitement without the application of gross and violent stimulants; and he must have a very faint perception of its beauty and dignity who does not know this.

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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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