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Definitions of faint:

  • noun:   a spontaneous loss of consciousness caused by insufficient blood to the brain
  • verb:   pass out from weakness, physical or emotional distress due to a loss of blood supply to the brain
  • adjective:   barely perceptible; lacking clarity or brightness or loudness etc
    Example: "A faint outline"
  • adjective:   lacking strength or vigor
    Example: "Damning with faint praise"
  • adjective:   weak and likely to lose consciousness
    Example: "Suddenly felt faint from the pain"
  • adjective:   lacking conviction or boldness or courage
    Example: "Faint heart ne'er won fair lady"
  • adjective:   indistinctly understood or felt or perceived
    Example: "A faint clue to the origin of the mystery"
  • adjective:   lacking clarity or distinctness
    Example: "Only a faint recollection"


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