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  • EN [ feɪnt]
  • US [ feɪnt]

English definition


  • 1. a spontaneous loss of consciousness caused by insufficient blood to the brain


  • 1. pass out from weakness, physical or emotional distress due to a loss of blood supply to the brain


  • 1. 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"
  • 2. 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"
  • 3. lacking strength or vigor;

    • "damning with faint praise"
    • "faint resistance"
    • "feeble efforts"
    • "a feeble voice"
  • 4. 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"
  • 5. indistinctly understood or felt or perceived;

    • "a faint clue to the origin of the mystery"
    • "haven't the faintest idea"
  • 6. lacking conviction or boldness or courage;

    • "faint heart ne'er won fair lady"

Example sentences

  • A few faint gleams of sunshine lit up the gloomy afternoon.

  • He got faint, but soon came around.

  • Suddenly feeling faint, he measured out his length on the floor.

  • A faint smile played on her face.

  • He fell into a dead faint.

  • She threw me a faint smile.

  • Hot stage lights glared down on the singer, making her feel faint.

  • A faint cry of surprise escaped from her lips.

  • I heard his faint okay.

  • She went off in a faint.

  • Steep stairs may leave you giddy and faint.

  • I detected a faint note of weariness in his voice.

  • A faint smile flickered across her lips.

  • The faint smell of her perfume lingered in the room.

  • She wanted to scream, but all that would come out was this faint bleat.

  • The reception was a little faint but clear enough for him to receive the signal.

  • They had a commercial on the other night for Drug Free America that was so gross I thought Daddy was going to faint.

  • He stopped to try to adjust his vision to the faint starlight.

  • Ten years ago today the US Center for Disease Control published the first faint warnings of a worldwide epidemic.

  • Other signs of angina are nausea, sweating, feeling faint and shortness of breath.

  • He kept thinking the pain was such that he would faint.

  • There was still the faint hope deep within him that she might never need to know.

  • She slumped to the ground in a faint.

  • Afterwards, retrospective fear of the responsibility would make her feel almost faint.

  • Mars is too faint and too low in the sky to be observable.

  • A faint smile crossed his lips.

  • I thought he'd faint when I kissed him.

Phrase collocation

  • not have the faintest

    (informal)have no idea

    • I haven't the faintest what it means.

Synonym discrimination

  • vague, dim, indefinite, obscure, ambiguous, faint


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