faint

  • 21 faint — 1 adjective 1 difficult to see, hear, smell etc: a faint noise | the faint outline of the cliffs 2 a faint hope/chance/feeling etc a very small or slight chance etc: There s still a faint hope that they might be alive. | There was a faint edge of …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 22 faint — adj., v., & n. adj. 1 indistinct, pale, dim; not clearly perceived. 2 (of a person) weak or giddy; inclined to faint. 3 slight, remote, inadequate (a faint chance). 4 feeble, half hearted (faint praise). 5 timid (a faint heart). 6 (also feint)… …

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  • 23 faint — {{Roman}}I.{{/Roman}} verb ADVERB ▪ almost, nearly VERB + FAINT ▪ be about to, be going to ▪ He was so pale she thought he was going to faint. PRE …

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  • 24 faint — [[t]feɪnt[/t]] adj. faint•er, faint•est, v. n. 1) 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)… …

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  • 25 faint — /feɪnt / (say faynt) adjective 1. lacking brightness, vividness, clearness, loudness, strength, etc.: a faint light; a faint colour; faint resemblance. 2. feeble; half hearted: faint resistance; faint praise. 3. feeling weak, dizzy, or exhausted; …

    Australian English dictionary

  • 26 faint — 1. adjective 1) a faint mark Syn: indistinct, vague, unclear, indefinite, ill defined, imperceptible, unobtrusive; pale, light, faded Ant: clear 2) a faint cry …

    Thesaurus of popular words

  • 27 faint — I. adjective Etymology: Middle English faint, feint, from Anglo French, from past participle of feindre, faindre to feign, lose heart more at feign Date: 14th century 1. lacking courage and spirit ; cowardly < faint of heart > 2. weak, dizzy, and …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 28 faint — {{11}}faint (adj.) c.1300, wanting in courage, now mostly in faint hearted (mid 15c.), from O.Fr. feint soft, weak, sluggish, pp. of feindre hesitate, falter, be indolent, show weakness, avoid one s duty by pretending (see FEIGN (Cf. feign)).… …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 29 faint — 1. adjective 1) a faint mark Syn: indistinct, vague, unclear, indefinite, ill defined, imperceptible, pale, light, faded 2) a faint cry Syn: quiet, muted …

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  • 30 faint — 1. Extremely weak; threatened with syncope. 2. An episode of syncope. SEE ALSO: syncope. [M.E., fr. O. Fr. feindre, to feign] * * * faint fānt adj weak, dizzy, and likely to faint faint vi to lose consciousness because of a temporary decrease in… …

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  • 31 faint — [feɪnt] adj I 1) not strong or clear the faint glow of a light through the fog[/ex] a faint memory[/ex] a faint hope/possibility[/ex] 2) feeling that you are going to become unconscious faintly [ˈfeɪntli] adv II verb [I] faint [feɪnt] to suddenly …

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  • 32 Faint — The Faint ist eine auf dem Label Saddle Creek beheimatete Band, die Synthieklänge mit tanzbaren Beats vereint und den Wave der 80er mit modernen Sounds auffrischt. Mitglieder sind Todd Fink (ehemals Todd Baechle, mittlerweile Ehemann von Orenda… …

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  • 33 faint — [13] Faint comes from Old French faint, which was originally the past participle of the verb faindre, feindre ‘pretend, shirk’ (whence English feign). This meant ‘pretended, simulated’, ‘lazy, shirking’, and ‘cowardly’, and all these senses were… …

    The Hutchinson dictionary of word origins

  • 34 faint —   1. Lose consciousness. Ma ule, ho oma ule, make.    ♦ Faint from hunger, make pōloli.    ♦ To grow faint, ho omake.    ♦ To feign fainting, ho oma ule.    ♦ To lie in a dead faint, moe make.   2. Weak, dizzy. Makapōuli, maka pōniuniu, ona ona,… …

    English-Hawaiian dictionary

  • 35 faint — [13] Faint comes from Old French faint, which was originally the past participle of the verb faindre, feindre ‘pretend, shirk’ (whence English feign). This meant ‘pretended, simulated’, ‘lazy, shirking’, and ‘cowardly’, and all these senses were… …

    Word origins

  • 36 faint — 1. adjective /fɛɪnt/ a) Lacking strength; weak; languid; inclined to swoon; as, faint with fatigue, hunger, or thirst. Faint heart neer won fair lady. Robert Burns To Dr. Blackjack. b) Wanting in courage, spirit, or energy; timorous; cowardly;… …

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  • 37 Faint — If one is looking for a surname which has absolutely nothing whatsoever to do with its appearance, this is a good one to start on! Found in England in the various spelling forms of Fant, Font, Faint, Faunt, Vant and even Phant, this extraordinary …

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  • 38 faint — Synonyms and related words: KO, abulic, achromatic, achromic, afraid, ailing, anemic, ashen, ashy, asthenic, bad, balmy, barely audible, below par, black out, blackout, bland, blear, bleared, bleary, bled white, bloodless, blow, blurred, blurry,… …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 39 faint — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) v. i. swoon; lose heart or courage; fail, fade, weaken, pass out (inf.). adj. pale, indistinct; feeble, weak. See weakness, colorlessness, impotence, silence, dimness, faintness. II (Roget s IV) modif. 1 …

    English dictionary for students

  • 40 faint — I. v. n. 1. Swoon, faint away. 2. Languish, fail, fade, grow weak, fail in vigor, lose strength. 3. Be disheartened, be discouraged, be dejected, be depressed, lose courage, be dispirited, be down hearted, sink into dejection. II. a. 1. Swooning …

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