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Faint meaning

faint - 13 dictionary results

  1. 1. Lacking strength; weak; languid; inclined to swoon; as, faint with fatigue, hunger, or thirst.
  2. 2. Wanting in courage, spirit, or energy; timorous; cowardly; dejected; depressed; as, " Faint heart ne'er won fair lady."
  3. 3. Lacking distinctness; hardly perceptible; striking the senses feebly; not bright, or loud, or sharp, or forcible; weak; as, a faint color, or sound.
  4. 4. Performed, done, or acted, in a weak or feeble manner; not exhibiting vigor, strength, or energy; slight; as, faint efforts; faint resistance.
  5. 5. The act of fainting, or the state of one who has fainted; a swoon. [ R.] See Fainting, n.
  6. 6. To sink into dejection; to lose courage or spirit; to become depressed or despondent.
  7. 7. To decay; to disappear; to vanish.
  8. 8. To cause to faint or become dispirited; to depress; to weaken.
  9. 9. Wanting in courage, spirit, or energy; timorous; cowardly; dejected; depressed; as, heart ne'er won fair lady.
  10. 10. To become weak or wanting in vigor; to grow feeble; to lose strength and color, and the control of the bodily or mental functions; to swoon; - sometimes with away. See Fainting, n.
  11. 11. Faintness.
  12. 12. To become weak; swoon.
  13. 13. Weak; feeble; indistinct; dispirited; inclined to swoon.

faint - examples of usage

  1. At first very faint it grew rapidly louder.
  2. I said, merely, with a faint smile; " go on." - "To-morrow?", Victoria Cross.
  3. I looked at him with a faint feeling of surprise. - "To-morrow?", Victoria Cross.
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