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faint

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adjective \ˈfānt\

Definition of faint

  1. 1 :  lacking courage and spirit :  cowardly faint of heart

  2. 2 :  weak, dizzy, and likely to faint sick and faint from the pain — Jack London

  3. 3 :  lacking strength or vigor :  performed, offered, or accomplished weakly or languidly faint praise a faint smile on her lips

  4. 4 :  producing a sensation of faintness :  oppressive the faint atmosphere of a tropical port

  5. 5a :  hardly perceptible :  dim faint handwritingb :  vague 2a haven't the faintest idea

faintish

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faintishness

noun

faintly

adverb

faintness

noun

Examples of faint in a Sentence

  1. We heard a faint noise.

  2. the faint glow of a distant light

  3. There was a faint smile on her lips.

  4. There's just a faint chance that the weather will improve by tomorrow.

  5. a faint reminder of their former greatness

  6. I'd better lie down; I feel faint.

  7. She felt faint from hunger.

Origin and Etymology of faint

Middle English faint, feint, from Anglo-French, from past participle of feindre, faindre to feign, lose heart — more at feign


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faint

verb

Definition of faint

  1. intransitive verb
  2. 1 archaic :  to lose courage or spirit

  3. 2 archaic :  to become weak

  4. 3 :  to lose consciousness because of a temporary decrease in the blood supply to the brain

Examples of faint in a Sentence

  1. He always faints at the sight of blood.

  2. She almost fainted from the pain.

  3. She suffers from fainting spells.

Origin and Etymology of faint

see 1faint


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faint

noun

Definition of faint

  1. :  the physiological action of fainting; also :  the resulting condition :  syncope 1

Examples of faint in a Sentence

  1. shocking news can cause a person to fall into a faint

Origin and Etymology of faint

see 1faint



FAINT Defined for English Language Learners

faint

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adjective

Definition of faint for English Language Learners

  • : not clearly seen, heard, tasted, felt, etc.

  • : very slight or small

  • : weak and dizzy

faint

verb

Definition of faint for English Language Learners

  • : to suddenly become unconscious


FAINT Defined for Kids

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faint

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adjective \ˈfānt\

Definition of faint for Students

fainter

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faintest

  1. 1 :  not clear or plain :  dim faint handwriting

  2. 2 :  weak or dizzy and likely to collapse I feel faint.

  3. 3 :  lacking strength a faint attempt a faint breeze

faintly

adverb

faintness

noun

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faint

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verb

Definition of faint for Students

fainted

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fainting

  1. :  to suddenly lose consciousness


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faint

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noun

Definition of faint for Students

  1. :  an act or condition of suddenly losing consciousness


Medical Dictionary

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faint

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adjective \ˈfānt\

Medical Definition of faint

  1. :  weak, dizzy, and likely to faint


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faint

intransitive verb

Medical Definition of faint

  1. :  to lose consciousness because of a temporary decrease in the blood supply to the brain


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faint

noun

Medical Definition of faint

  1. :  the physiological action of fainting; also :  the resulting condition :  syncope



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