Associations to the word «Faint»


FAINT, adjective. Lacking strength; weak; languid; inclined to swoon; as, faint with fatigue, hunger, or thirst.
FAINT, adjective. Wanting in courage, spirit, or energy; timorous; cowardly; dejected; depressed.
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.
FAINT, adjective. Performed, done, or acted, in a weak or feeble manner; not exhibiting vigor, strength, or energy; slight; as, faint efforts; faint resistance.
FAINT, noun. The act of fainting, syncope.
FAINT, noun. (rare) The state of one who has fainted; a swoon.
FAINT, verb. (intransitive) 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).
FAINT, verb. To sink into dejection; to lose courage or spirit; to become depressed or despondent.
FAINT, verb. To decay; to disappear; to vanish.
FAINT OF HEART, adjective. Faint-hearted
FAINT OF HEART, noun. Timid people considered as a group

Dictionary definition

FAINT, noun. A spontaneous loss of consciousness caused by insufficient blood to the brain.
FAINT, verb. Pass out from weakness, physical or emotional distress due to a loss of blood supply to the brain.
FAINT, adjective. 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".
FAINT, adjective. 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".
FAINT, adjective. Lacking strength or vigor; "damning with faint praise"; "faint resistance"; "feeble efforts"; "a feeble voice".
FAINT, adjective. 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".
FAINT, adjective. Indistinctly understood or felt or perceived; "a faint clue to the origin of the mystery"; "haven't the faintest idea".
FAINT, adjective. Lacking conviction or boldness or courage; "faint heart ne'er won fair lady".

Wise words

The chief difference between words and deeds is that words are always intended for men for their approbation, but deeds can be done only for God.
Leo Tolstoy