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faint

adjective

Synonyms and Antonyms of faint

  1. 1 not seen or understood clearly <after wandering in the woods for hours, we had only a faint idea of where we were> Synonyms blear, bleary, blurry, dim, foggy, fuzzy, gauzy, hazy, indefinite, indistinct, indistinguishable, misty, murky, nebulous, obscure, opaque, pale, shadowy, unclear, undefined, undetermined, vague Related Words dark, dusky, gloomy; impalpable, inappreciable, intangible, invisible; hieroglyphic (also hieroglyphical), incomprehensible, indecipherable, indiscernible, inexplicable, mysterious, obfuscatory, puzzling Near Antonyms bright, distinct, evident, obvious, plain; certain, firm, strong, sure Antonyms clear, definite, pellucid

  2. 2 lacking bodily strength <I was starting to feel a little faint after going so long without food> Synonyms asthenic, debilitated, delicate, down-and-out, effete, enervated, enfeebled, weak, feeble, frail, infirm, languid, low, prostrate, prostrated, sapped, slight, soft, softened, tender, unsubstantial, wasted, weakened, wimpish, wimpyRelated Words challenged, disabled, incapacitated, invalid; paralyzed; broken-down, decrepit; impotent, powerless; breakable, flimsy, fragile; dizzy, groggy, rocky, unsteady, woozy; drained, exhausted, flagging, tired, weary, worn-out; damaged, harmed, hurt, impaired, injured, lame, unsound; resistless, susceptible, unresistant, vulnerable, yieldingNear Antonyms able-bodied, athletic, beefy, brawny, fit, husky, muscular, sinewy, strapping, virile; hard, hardy, lusty, red-blooded, robust, sturdy, tough; fortified, hardened, inured, strengthened, toughened; energetic, energized, invigorated, vigorous, vitalized; hale, healthy, sound; capable, competent; convalescing, recovering, recuperatingAntonyms mighty, powerful, rugged, stalwart, stout, strong




faint

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of faint

  1. a temporary state of unconsciousness <shocking news can cause a person to fall into a faint> Synonyms blackout, insensibility, knockout, swim, swoon, syncope Related Words daze, stupor, trance; drowsiness, narcosis, sleep, somnolence




faint

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of faint

  1. to lose consciousness <the kind of person who faints at the sight of blood> Synonyms black out, conk (out), keel (over), pass out, swoon Related Words break down, collapse; zonk (out) Antonyms come around, come round, come to, revive




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