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".

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