Definitions of faint

  1. To become feeble; to lose strength and colour and become senseless and motionless; to swoon; to lose courage or spirit; to decay; to vanish.
  2. To cause to faint or become dispirited; to depress; to weaken.
  3. 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.
  4. To become feeble; lose consciousness; swoon; lose courage.
  5. To become feeble or weak; to lose strength, color, etc.; to swoon; to fade or decay; to vanish; to lose courage or spirit; to become depressed.
  6. To become weak; swoon.
  7. To swoon; become spiritless; despond; grow weak; fade; vanish.
  8. pass out from weakness, physical or emotional distress due to a loss of blood supply to the brain
  9. To swoon; to be weak; to become weary; to become senseless and motionless; to sink into dejection; to lose courage.
  10. Lacking strength; weak; languid; inclined to swoon; as, faint with fatigue, hunger, or thirst.
  11. Lacking distinctness; hardly perceptible; striking the senses feebly; not bright, or loud, or sharp, or forcible; weak; as, a faint color, or sound.
  12. Performed, done, or acted, in a weak or feeble manner; not exhibiting vigor, strength, or energy; slight; as, faint efforts; faint resistance.
  13. Wanting in courage, spirit, or energy; timorous; cowardly; dejected; depressed; as, heart ne'er won fair lady.
  14. The act of fainting, or the state of one who has fainted; a swoon. [ R.] See Fainting, n.
  15. To sink into dejection; to lose courage or spirit; to become depressed or despondent.
  16. To decay; to disappear; to vanish.
  17. A sudden loss of consciousness.
  18. Faintness.
  19. FAINTLY.
  20. 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"
  21. lacking conviction or boldness or courage; " faint heart ne'er won fair lady"
  22. 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"; " faint colors"; " a faint hissing sound"; " a faint aroma"
  23. 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"
  24. Wanting in courage, spirit, or energy; timorous; cowardly; dejected; depressed; as, " Faint heart ne'er won fair lady."
  25. Feeble; languid; depressed; spiritless; not bright or vivid in color; not loud or clear.
  26. Wanting in strength; fading; lacking distinctness; not bright or forcible; weak in spirit; lacking courage; depressed; done in a feeble way.
  27. Weak; feeble; indistinct; dispirited; inclined to swoon.
  28. Despondent; timid; weak.
  29. Weak; feeble; enfeebled with exhaustion; inclined to swoon; not bright or vivid; not loud; not striking; cowardly; not vigorous; not active; dejected; depressed.
  30. Weak; exhausted; inclined to swoon; not bright, as a colour; not loud; timorous; cowardly; slight or imperfect, as a faint resemblance, a faint smell.
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